GMP Documents

Park Management/ Park Planning/ General Management Plan


Everglades National Park management decisions are guided by the current Master Plan approved in 1979.

Click here to download a copy of the 1979 Master Plan


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.

Resource Evaluation Report, Patterns of Propeller Scarring of Seagrass in Florida Bay January 2009 (2.22 mb)

Aerial Survey of Boater Use in Everglades National Park Marine Waters: Florida Bay and Ten Thousand Islands January 2009 (15.17 mb)

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)




Last updated: April 14, 2015

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