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USGS Science for Restoration of South Florida: The South Florida Ecosystem Program

Fact Sheet 061-99

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Abstract

As land and resource managers see the value of their resources diminish, and the public watches the environments they knew as children become degraded, there are increasing calls to restore what has been lost, or to build productive ecosystems that will be healthy and sustainable under the conditions of human use. The U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Placed-Based Studies Program was established to provide sound science for resource managers in critical ecosystems such as South Florida (fig. 1). The program, which began in south Florida in 1995, provides relevant information, high-quality data, and models to support decisions for ecosystem restoration and management. The program applies multi- and interdisciplinary science to address regional and subregional environmental resources issues.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
USGS Science for Restoration of South Florida: The South Florida Ecosystem Program
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
061-99
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
South Florida Information Access
Description:
4 p.