SFNRC Monitoring Activities

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The protection of Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks requires continuous monitoring of natural resources. Doing so contributes to our understanding of the linkages between our physical and biological resources.

Monitoring the parks' physical resources helps determine the effects of management on the ecosystems. Hydrology, water quality, air quality and ultra-violet radiation are a few examples of the many characteristics that are examined on a regular basis.


Biological resources are assesed by monitoring the full suite of wildlife and vegetation found in the parks. In turn, these examinations can be used to document trends in both our freshwater and marine ecosystems.

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