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    Everglades

    National Park Florida

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.

Did You Know?

Morning Glory

Everglades National Park is home to over 1,000 species of plants. The Morning Glory pictured here is a native species. However, over 20% of the plants here are non-native. Researchers in the Park are working to remove those that cause the most problems.