Everglades National Park management decisions are guided by the current Master Plan approved in 1979.
Two recent documents related to Everglades National Park's planning process were developed in response to interest expressed in public meetings held to review draft alternatives of the GMP. Two scientific studies were undertaken to expand knowledge on the seagrass damage in Florida Bay and to better understand boat use in Florida Bay and Ten Thousand Islands. These studies were completed in January of 2009 and can be downloaded by clicking the highlighted text below.
In order to make this document easier to download it has been split into three sections: primary analysis and report and the appendices.
Boater Use Main Document (4.16 mb)
Appendices A and B (5.62 mb)
Appendices C-D-E (6.76 mb)
REPORT FACT SHEETS
Propeller Scarring of Seagrass in Florida Bay
Did You Know?
Many of the orchids found within the Everglades are "epiphytic," growing on host trees that are used for support. This adaptation allows a variety of plants to grow in an otherwise harsh environment.