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The Climate Change Response Strategy

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One of the first efforts that Everglades National Park made to address climate change was participating in the Climate Friendly Parks Workshop in 2005. The park realizes it is at risk from the effects of climate change and developed several commitments to reduce greenhouse gases. The plan for new management of transportation and facility operations is available here.

Climate change poses challenges for the National Park Service to leave park resources unimpaired for future generations. The Service created a Climate Change Response Strategy that designed goals and objectives to address climate change. It utilizes four components: science; mitigation; adaptation; and communication to guide activities and is available here.

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Did You Know?

Tree Snail

Over fifty-nine color varieties of the Liguus Tree Snail have been seen in and around the Everglades ecosystem. They graze on the algae and lichen that grows on smooth-barked trees. During the dry winter months, they are usually sealed to these trees to conserve moisture.