Science & Research
National parks present unique opportunities for scientific research. The South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC) conducts work across various program areas that informs the management of the south Florida national park units.
Ongoing research is critical, as park lands are restored and managed using the best available science. As such, the SFNRC regularly issues permits for researchers from universities, non-governmental organizations, and other federal, state, and local agencies.
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Everglades National Park also is one of seven parks encompassed by the South Florida / Caribbean Network, one of the 32 geographic networks that make up the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, which was launched in 1998 to build a stronger scientific foundation for the management and protection of natural resources across the country.
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The Everglades used to span from Lake Okeechobee in central Florida all the way down to Florida Bay. Now only 25% of the historic Everglades remains, which is being protected by the National Park.