Linda Friar, National Park Service
Everglades National Park is a public park for the benefit of the people. It is set aside as a permanent wilderness, preserving essential primitive conditions including the natural abundance, diversity, behavior, and ecological integrity of the unique flora and fauna. It is the first national park dedicated for its biologic diversity.
Superintendent's Annual Report
The park publishes an annual report describing the successes and challenges each year in managing these unique resources.
This report can provide the public a better understanding of this special place. These reports cover the park's fiscal year which begins October 1 and goes through September 30. Click here to access the past five years of reports.
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!