South Florida Ecosystem Restoration

an overall strategic plan and a decision-making process are needed to keep the effort on track : report to Congressional requesters by United States. General Accounting Office

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StatementUnited States General Accounting Office.
LC ClassificationsQH105.F6 U55 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination71 p. :
Number of Pages71
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL97385M
LC Control Number99210126

The coastal marine benthic ecosystem of South Florida is dominated by mangroves, seagrasses, coral reefs, and hard-bottom communities. Fringing mangrove habitats occur on the land-sea edge of coastal bays and around barrier islands ().Coastal bays have three main benthic habitat types: seagrass beds, bare unconsolidated substrates, and oolitic limestone hardbottoms populated with sponges Cited by: 1. MIAMI – President Trump released his budget for FY, recommending $ million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program to implement Everglades restoration. “This is a defining moment for Everglades restoration. The restoration of the Everglades is an ongoing effort to remedy damage inflicted on the environment of southern Florida during the 20th century. It is the most expensive and comprehensive environmental repair attempt in history. The degradation of the Everglades became an issue in the United States in the early s after a proposal to construct an airport in the Big Cypress Swamp. Satellite imagery reveals how water flow dictates vegetation patterns in the Everglades. Map courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Greater Everglades were famously coined as The River of Grass by Marjory Stoneman Douglas as part of her efforts to call attention to the degradation of the south Florida ecosystem in Although authorized in , Everglades National Park was not.

This CERP project (a 50/50 partnership between the federal government and the State of Florida), overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was initiated in January and the restoration will rev acres of wetland critical to western Florida . 1 For WRDA , see CRS Report RL, Water Resources Development Act (WRDA): Corps of Engineers Project Authorization Issues, coordinated by Nicole T. Carter. Order Code RS Updated January 3, South Florida Ecosystem Restoration and . The Greater Everglades Ecosystem covers much of south Florida, and the highest areas are only a few meters above sea level. Predictions of sea level rise and changes in storm intensity for the 21 st century are particularly concerning to the urban population of Miami and the east coast, but also represent a challenge to Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park resource managers. partner in South Florida restoration, including the implementation of the CERP. Overall, DOI science will assist in the intergovernmental effort to answer three overarching restoration questions: What actions will improve the quantity, timing, and distribution of clean fresh water needed to .

All quizzes and exams are in multiple choice/true-false format and are open-book, but keeping up with the class material is crucial to good scores on the quizzes and exams. Select a South Florida ecosystem or physiographic region. 2. Provide an ecological description of the ecosystem or region. restoration, sustainability, toxics, urban. Ecosystem Restoration in South Florida. BUILDING STRONG Trusted Partners Delivering Value, Today and Tomorrow Outline for Presentation 2 KISSIMMEE RIVER RESTORATION C/STA-1E C SOUTH DADE SEMINOLE BIG CYPRESS MODIFIED WATER DELIVERIES IRL-S C RESERVOIR/STA SITE 1 IMPOUNDMENT PICAYUNE STRAND WCA 1 WCA 2 WCA 3. To learn more about restoration efforts in the Florida's Everglades, read Replumbing the Everglades: Large-Scale Wetlands Restoration in South Florida in World Resources (Free Adobe. This complex, challenging restoration is being carried out by a combination of federal, state, local, and tribal initiatives. To facilitate the coordination of these initiatives, Congress established the intergovernmental South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force in

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The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (Task Force) was established by section (f) of the Water Resources Development Act of The Task Force consists of 14 members from four sovereign entities. There are seven federal, two tribal, and.

Greater Everglades Ecosystem The South Florida Water Management District works to protect and preserve four unique watersheds: the Kissimmee Basin, Lake Okeechobee and its watershed, the Everglades and our region's coastal systems.

Each is a vital part of the South Florida ecosystem. through the Corps under the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program (SFER) which include: Kissimmee River Restoration, C&SF (includes C South Dade, C/STA-1E and CERP).

No CERP projects will be excluded as part of updating the IDS; this re-evaluation is merely to update the project.

Coastal Dune Ecosystem RestorationTropical storms and hurricanes along the Florida Panhandle have severely damaged many parts of the coastal dune ecosystem. Restoring vegetation on coastal dunes is important because vegetation helps stabilize dunes and provides essential habitat and food for many species of wildlife on the island including endangered species.

South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Cost Share Transparency Reporting Follow the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration book above to view the report. G and S Pump Station Field Test. Aug COP PDT Meeting from a.m. – p.m. in Homestead and via Web meeting; August 8, COP PDT Teleconference.

The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Working Group sponsored a series of workshops to facilitate public participation in the IDS update.

The Task Force provided feedback from these workshops to the Corps and the District during the IDS update. Central and Southern Florida Comprehensive Review Study Final Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statementalso known as the "Yellow Book" or Restudy.

The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Membership includes 7 Federal (Washington level), 2 state, 1 SFWMD, 2 local govt., and 2 tribal representatives.

The Secretary of the Interior Chairs the Task Force. Role of the Task Force is to establish advisory bodies, coordinate science, conflict resolution, assist and supportFile Size: 3MB. All agree that the restoration of the south Florida ecosystem is key to a long-term sustainable Florida economy.

The top 10 reasons why we should restore south Florida: Approximately 70% less water flows through the ecosystem today. The timing, distribution and quantity of fresh water is not natural.

The quality of water has been severely degraded. Key South Florida Ecosystem Restoration book of South Florida Restoration • Hydrological restoration is a necessary prerequisite to ecological restoration.

• The structure, composition, and dynamics of the resulting landscape will be self defining and not fully predictable. • The challenge is to understand the new system trajectories and guide them toward the goal of a healthy. This book is the second biennial evaluation of progress being made in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a multibillion-dollar effort to restore historical water flows to the Everglades and return the ecosystem closer to its natural state.

The office ensures the state of Florida’s interests are represented through policy and program development, which includes legislation, funding, project scheduling, and integration of priorities across the plans referenced above to ensure a holistic approach to South Florida ecosystem restoration.

Staff also participates in the formulation. The 31 chapters provide a wealth of previously unpublished information, plus topic syntheses, for a wide range of ecological parameters.

These include the physical driving forces that created and continue to shape the Everglades and patterns and processes of its flora and fauna. The book summarizes recent studies of the region's vegetation, alligators, wading birds, and endangered species such Reviews: 1. Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The Fourth Biennial Review, () Chapter: Appendix C: Timeline of Significant Events in South Florida Ecosystem Management and Restoration.

The Water Resources Development Acts of and provided the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) with the authority to review the Central and Southern Florida Project. The Corps was asked to develop a comprehensive plan to restore and conserve south Florida's natural ecosystem while enhancing water supplies and maintaining flood protection.

Welcome to the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) Website. South Florida is one of several study areas within USGS Priority Ecosystems Science (PES; formerly "Place-Based Studies").

PES was established to enable the USGS to enhance its scientific assistance to resource managers who require an improved scientific information base to resolve or prevent complex resource conflicts or.

issues, and ongoing management and restoration efforts. The Watersheds and Subregions of South Florida The South Florida Ecosystem encompas square kilometers (26, square miles) covering the 19 southernmost counties in Florida (Figure 1).

From aFile Size: 1MB. Everglades: a swampy and partly forested region in southern Florida, mostly south of Lake Okeechobee (Urdang, ).

Program Description. The Everglades Program is a joint project administered by Ecosystem Restoration Department and the office of Ecosystem Planning Coordination under the Everglades Forever Act of A s late as the s, the Everglades consisted of a mile-wide shallow river,seldom more than two feet deep, flowing from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay.

That was before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers erected 1, miles of dikes, dams, levees, and water control structures in the name of water supply and flood control. Now in the yearmore than 50 years after Marjorie Stoneman.

THE SOUTH FLORIDA ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION (SFER) INTEGRATED DELIVERY SCHEDULE (IDS) UPDATE. Yellow Book () – Contained implementation plan with GANTT chart showing sequencing of CERP projects – 35+ Year implementation period –. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration project consists of nearly environmental restoration, growth management, agricultural, and urban revitalization projects, programs, and initiatives that are designed to make South Florida more sustainable in the future.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema:description\/a> \" Water is the.

Yellow Book/Restudy Assumptions Federal/State partnership CERP would merge environmental, urban, “Federal Objectives for The South Florida Restoration”, Science Sub-group report () Everglades, the Ecosystem and its ecosystem restoration purposes, to employ watershed and adaptive management principles andFile Size: KB.

Get this from a library. South Florida Ecosystem Restoration: an overall strategic plan and a decision-making process are needed to keep the effort on track: report to Congressional requesters.

[United States. General Accounting Office.]. The book concludes with a synthesis of system-wide restoration hypotheses, as they apply to the Everglades, that represent the integration and a collective viewpoint from the preceding 30 chapters.

Techniques and systems learned here can be applied to ecosystems around the world. South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting SFWMDTV.

The Florida Everglades: Research for Restoration (Documentary) Merlin and the Book of Beasts YouTube Movies. Completely revised, updated, and now with color photographs and illustrations in every chapter, The Everglades Handbook provides a breadth and depth of information on the entire ecosystem of the Everglades that cannot be found anywhere else.

Written by Thomas Lodge, one of the most respected authorities on the Everglades and one of its most ardent protectors, the book is an updated, expanded /5(11). South Florida Ecosystem Restoration consist of three main activities. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) Provides a framework and guide to restore, protect and preserve the water resources of central and southern Florida, including the Everglades.

The stated goal of. Abstract Bringing the Coast into the Partnership for Ecosystem Restoration in South Florida William Nuttle1, Peter Ortner2, Joe Boyer3, Chris Kelble4, Jerry Lorenz5, Dave Loomis8, Carol Mitchell9, John Hunt10, Pamela Fletcher11, and Frank Marshall12 Beginning in the early s, a multi-lateral partnership of state and federal agencies and local.

This book has come just in time to save the landscapes of Florida."—Marjorie Harris Carr, from the foreword Between roughly 25 and 31 degrees north latitude, a combination of flat topography, poor soils, and limited surface water produce deserts nearly everywhere on earth/5(11).

The Florida Everglades, an iconic ecosystem but with highly elevated foodchain mercury levels, is perhaps the world’s most studied aquatic ecosystem with respect to the mercury problem This book integrates over 30 years of research on mercury sources, biogeochemistry, bioaccumulation and toxicity, and remediation options, to inform scientists.

Tropical Connections: South Florida's marine environment. Kruczynski WL and Fletcher PJ. This book summarizes information on the south Florida marine ecosystem in a manner that is easy to read and understand.

The book covers physical and biological oceanography, ecology, human impacts, and. “The IDS was developed through public dialogue and discussion between the partners in the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program.

It is the optimal sequence of restoration activities.”.The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) is the plan enacted by the U.S. Congress for the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem in southern Florida. When originally authorized by the U.S. Congress init was estimated that CERP would cost a total of $ billion and take approximately 30 years to complete.

More recent estimates () indicate that the plan would take.