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December 2011 Update

The concepts and principles developed in the Commercial Services Plan (and further defined in the Master Plan) are still relevant to the Flamingo redevelopment effort now underway. The National Park Service (NPS) is in the process of determining how to meet visitor and operational needs recognizing budget realities, site risks, and the challenges and opportunities facing the concessioner that wins the next contract (anticipated in late 2013), where the scope of the contract must allow for a reasonable return on investment. Results of the now underway concessions analysis, will be integrated into the Draft General Management Plan in 2013.

 

Finding of No Significant Impact

On July 23, 2008 the NPS issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Flamingo Commercial Services Plan (CSP) project. The Southeast Regional Director approved the FONSI based on the environmental assessment (EA) recommended by Everglades National Park Superintendent. With the environmental assessment and associated compliance completed, the park began focusing on the rebuilding effort described in the plan.

You can download a copy of the Flamingo Commercial Services Plan FONSI by clicking here.

 

Visioning Workshop

The National Parks Conservation Association, South Florida National Parks Trust, and Everglades National Park hosted a two-day Flamingo visioning event on Monday and Tuesday, August 4 and 5, 2008.

During this two-day event, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) conducted a technical assistance panel that discussed issues related to rebuilding the Flamingo area of Everglades National Park. Click here to view final report from this workshop.

 

News Releases

During the development of the Flamingo Commercial Services Plan there were a number of News Releases issued by Everglades National Park. You may access these by clicking on one of the headlines below.

Flamingo Commercial Services Plan Approved August 2008
Flamingo Commercial Services Plan Available for Review

Did You Know?

Ibis in Flight

In the 1800s John James Audubon noted that the sky was often darkened by the flocks of numerous birds above. Since the early 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Much of the wildlife left in south Florida depends on Everglades National Park for a home.