Long Pine Key Campground Closed
Due to improvements to park roads and parking lots, the reopening of the Long Pine Key Campground will be delayed due to paving work. It will reopen mid-December. Those desiring to camp will be able to utilize the Flamingo Campground instead. More »
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To support ongoing South Florida restoration efforts, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and its bureaus, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Park Service, have developed a plan identifying the science needed to support DOI managers in fulfilling their stewardship responsibilities for natural resources in south Florida. The DOI science plan also supports the DOI's role as a partner in south Florida restoration, including implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoratin Plan (CERP).
The plan is used as input by the Science Coordination Group of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force as it develops the interagency plan to coordinate science among participants in restoration of the south Florida ecosystem.
As research needs are identified, the SFNRC authorizes projects through a variety of funding programs, such as the Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative and the Land & Water Conservation Fund. These programs are crucial to the Center’s success in carrying out its mandate of conducting sound science in the service of resource management and effective participation in the major restoration efforts underway in south Florida.
Did You Know?
Soft-shell turtles may not have the protective hard covering seen on other turtles, but they make up for that with relatively greater speeds in the water. Also, their long noses are well adapted for snorkeling. These amazing animals seem perfectly built for a life in the Everglades!