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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

Exotic Plant Management Plan

Management of exotic plants in Everglades National Park is guided by the South Florida and Caribbean Parks Exotic Plant Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, whose purpose is to:

  • Provide a programmatic plan to manage and control exotic plants in nine National Park Service units in south Florida and the Caribbean;
  • Promote restoration of native species and habitat conditions in ecosystems that have been invaded by exotic plants; and
  • Protect park resources and values from adverse effects resulting from exotic plant presence and control activities
 
Dead melaleuca
Treatment and re-treatment of exotic plant invasions is necessary to prevent re-sprouting and re-infestation of unwelcome species.
 
Watch Everglades Invasives: Burmese Pythons and Beyond, a 15-minute video about invasive plants, snakes, and fish in Everglades National Park. Learn about current research and the natural history of top invasive species that threaten the Everglades, including Old World climbing fern, Burmese pythons, and African jewelfish.
 

Did You Know?

Manatee and Baby Swimming

Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives.