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101 Environmental Websites found for: Field State Contains Florida


Florida Integrated Science Center
Provided by: US Geologic Survey
URL: http://fisc.er.usgs.gov/
Reference URL: http://water.usgs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Birds, Coasts, Ecosystems, Estuaries, Fish, Lakes, Oceans, Plants, Rivers/Streams, Shellfish, Wildlife
Last Updated: 4/14/2008 11:25:51 AM


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Public Health Assessments
Summary: To retrieve a public health assessment, click on the region of your choice, and you will see the list of health assessments currently available from that region. The listings are in alphabetical order, by state.
Provided by: U.S. Public Health Service
URL: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov:80/HAC/PHA/region_4.html
Reference URL: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/HAC/PHA/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Keywords: Hazardous Waste, Public Health, Toxic Substances
Contact: Lateefah Wooten
Contact Email: LWooten@cdc.gov
Last Updated: 9/12/2002 5:56:51 PM


American Whitewater: River Guide for FL
Summary: A site that provides the river levels in FL. Indicates rivers running above, below, and at average levels.
Provided by: American Whitewater
URL: http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River_state-summary_state_FL_
Reference URL: http://www.americanwhitewater.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Recreation, Rivers/Streams
Last Updated: 2/14/2008 1:15:47 PM


Apalachicola National Forest
Summary: All 564,000 acres of the Apalachicola National Forest are yours to discover. Apalachicola's rivers and streams provide a steady freshwater flow to some of the most productive coastal bays or estuaries known for shellfish and other commercial seafood. Portions of the forest in wet lowlands abound with cypress, oak and magnolias. Stands of slash and longleaf pines cover the sandhills and flatwoods. You can visit Fort Gadsden Historic Site or Leon Sinks Geological Area if history or geology interest you.
Provided by: USDA Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/forests/apalachicola.htm
Reference URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/forests/index.htm
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Endangered Species, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:51 PM


Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
Summary: The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission was formed by the fifteen Atlantic coast states (Maine through Florida, including Pennsylvania) in 1942 to assist in managing and conserving their shared coastal fishery resources. The states have found that their mutual interest in sustaining healthy coastal fishery resources is best achieved by working cooperatively and collaboratively with the federal government. Through this approach, the states uphold their collective fisheries management responsibilities in a cost-effective, timely, and responsive fashion.
Provided by: Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
URL: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/asmfc.htm
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia
Keywords: Coasts, Conservation, Estuaries, Fish, Oceans
Contact:
Last Updated: 10/24/2002 2:06:35 PM


Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
Summary: The Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge is a volunteer-driven, privately funded, non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and ultimate release of injured wild animals. 100% of all donations go directly to the care of the animals.
Provided by: Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
URL: http://www.btn.org/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:31:00 PM


Big Cypress National Preserve
Summary: The 729,000 acre Big Cypress National Preserve was set aside in 1974 to ensure the preservation, conservation, and protection of the natural scenic, floral and faunal, and recreational values of the Big Cypress Watershed. The importance of this watershed to the Everglades National Park was a major consideration for its establishment. The name Big Cypress refers to the large cypress trees found in this area. Vast expanses of cypress strands span this unique landscape.
Provided by: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/bicy/
Reference URL: http://www.nps.gov/index.html
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Ecosystems, Parks, Plants
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:04 PM


Biscayne National Park
Summary: Biscayne National Park is known locally as a fantastic place for recreation. The park protects and preserves a nationally significant marine ecosystem with mangrove shorelines, a shallow bay, undeveloped islands, and living coral reefs. It has protected these unique resources since 1968.
Provided by: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/bisc/
Reference URL: http://www.nps.gov/index.html
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Parks, Recreation
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:52:59 PM


Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States
Summary: The mission of Eastern States is the responsible stewardship of Public Lands and resources under the jurisdiction of the BLM in the 31 continental states east of, and bordering upon, the Mississippi River (see the Map). Eastern States has exclusive surface management jurisdiction on approximately 30,000 acres of land plus another 39 million acres of subsurface reserved minerals estate. These Public Lands and resources are managed to protect the environment and provide a diverse array of products and outdoor experiences. Eastern States is also responsible for the maintenance and protection of the official Land Records and Cadastral Surveys for the Department of the Interior. Eastern States is divided into two administrative districts, located in Jackson, Mississippi and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Provided by: U.S. Department of the Interior
URL: http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia
Keywords: Conservation, Land Use, Monitoring
Contact: W. Hord Tipton
Last Updated: 4/14/2008 11:21:51 AM


Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
Summary: Our mission is to develop a greater public awareness of and appreciation for the unique natural systems of Southwest Florida and to foster an understanding of earth and space sciences. The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, not for profit, environmental education organization, situated on 105 acres of hydric pine flatwoods in the city of Fort Myers, Florida off Exit 22 of Interstate 75. We operate a museum, nature trails, Audubon aviary and a planetarium. Visitors can view our native animal collection that includes alligators, reptiles and raptors, and then walk our nature trails and see what's out in the wild.
Provided by: Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
URL: http://www.calusanature.com/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Ecosystems, Parks
Contact Email: Susan@calusanature.com
Contact Telephone: 941-275-3435
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:51 PM


Climate Change and Florida
Summary: Rising global temperatures are expected to raise sea level, and change precipitation and other local climate conditions. Changing regional climate could alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It could also threaten human health, and harm birds, fish, and many types of ecosystems. Deserts may expand into existing rangelands, and the character of some of our National Parks may be permanently altered. Unfortunately, many of the potentially most important impacts depend upon whether rainfall increases or decrease, which can not be reliably projected for specific areas.
Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Agriculture, Birds, Conservation, Ecosystems, Fish, Forestry, Land Use, Public Health, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Wetlands
Contact: none
Contact Email: none
Contact Telephone: none
Last Updated: 11/13/2006 10:10:30 AM


Community Based Environmental Protection Resource Book
Summary: Community-based environmental protection is action that local individuals and groups take to address their own environmental concerns. Ecosystem protection carries such activity beyond localized environmental issues, such as pollution from a particular factory or lead poisoning from paint in older housing, to consider the ecological health of the total local environment. This environment often extends beyond municipal borders. The EPA Office of Sustainable Ecosystems and Communities compiled this book in 1997 to identify practical approaches and tools to help communities carry out their own ecosystem protection efforts.
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/care/library/howto.pdf
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Keywords: Air Quality/Pollution, Ecosystems, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Last Updated: 4/14/2008 11:03:46 AM


Ding Darling Wildlife Society
Summary: The Ding Darling Wildlife Society is a non-profit cooperating association dedicated to preserving the wildlifeand habitat in the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida. Although the Refuge is operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, interested citizens formed this local, independent society to assist the Service in their educational efforts and to provide additional services to the ever-growing number of visitors to the refuge.
Provided by: Ding Darling Wildlife Society
URL: http://dingdarlingsociety.org/DD_ABOUT.html
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Birds, Conservation, Endangered Species, Monitoring, Wildlife
Last Updated: 2/15/2008 1:05:16 PM


Dry Tortugas National Park
Summary: In both the public and private sectors Dry Tortugas National Park generates in excess of $5 million dollars in revenues yearly and contributes to the local economy of Monroe County.
Provided by: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/drto/
Reference URL: http://www.nps.gov/index.htm
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Parks, Recreation
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:43 PM


Everglades Information Network
Summary: The Everglades Information Network is a program of library and information services in support of research, restoration, and resource management of the south Florida environment. A collaborative project of the Florida International University Libraries and Everglades National Park, with support and participation of numerous other scientific, government, library, and educational organizations, the EIN serves researchers, resource managers, educators, students, researchers, decision makers, and concerned citizens both within south Florida and around the world.
Provided by: Florida International University Libraries and Everglades National Park
URL: http://everglades.fiu.edu/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Wetlands
Contact: none
Contact Email: glades@fiu.edu
Contact Telephone: 305/348-3417
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:15 PM


Everglades National Park
Summary: Everglades National Park is the largest remaining sub-tropical wilderness in the continental United States and has extensive fresh and saltwater areas, open Everglades prairies, and mangrove forests. Abundant wildlife includes rare and colorful birds, and this is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side. The park is 1,506,539 acres (606,688 hectares) in size. It is a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Significance.
Provided by: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/ever/
Reference URL: http://www.nps.gov/index.html
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Parks, Recreation
Map Themes: General-Other
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:07:56 PM


Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Summary: The Fish and Wildlife Research Institute’s work includes assessment and restoration of ecosystems and studies of freshwater and marine fisheries, aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, imperiled species, and red tides. The institute develops the information science required to analyze and disseminate research products and engages in outreach activities to compliment all programs. Prior to July 1, 2004, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute was known as the Florida Marine Research Institute. The institute name has not been changed in historical articles and articles that directly reference work done by the Florida Marine Research Institute.
Provided by: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
URL: http://www.floridamarine.org/features/view_article.asp?id=15348
Reference URL: http://myfwc.com/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Coasts, Conservation, Endangered Species, Estuaries, Fish, Oceans, Science Projects, Shellfish, Water Quality/Pollution, Wildlife
Last Updated: 4/15/2008 9:07:48 AM


Florida Assessment of Coastal Trends 1997
Summary: **FACT 1997 in PDF** FACT is structured around nine issues judged to be critical to the future of Florida's coast over the next 20 years. These broad strategic issues were refined into two-to-four sub-issues or components of each issue. These sub-issues then became the final framework around which indicators were developed.
Provided by: Florida Coastal Management Program
URL: http://www.fsu.edu/~cpm/FACT97/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Conservation, Ecosystems, Land Use, Monitoring
Contact: Gil Bergquist
Contact Email: gbergqui@garnet.acns.fsu.edu
Contact Telephone: none
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:12 PM


Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Summary: The Florida Center for Environmental Studies represents the ten state universities and four major private universities. The center acts as a facilitator and co-ordinator of research and training related to the environment and as a locus for environmental information. Grounding its activities in the Florida sub-tropical environment, its mandate encompasses global tropical and sub-tropical environments especially the issues and problems of water dominated ecosystems.
Provided by: Florida Center for Environmental Studies
URL: http://www.ces.fau.edu
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Coasts, Ecosystems, Estuaries, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Terry Dodge
Contact Email: dodge@acc.fau.edu
Contact Telephone: 561/691-8554
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:08:11 PM


Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Summary: The Center serves the citizens of Florida by providing leadership in the field of waste management research and by supporting the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in its mission to preserve and protect the state's natural resources.
Provided by: Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
URL: http://www.floridacenter.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Public Health, Recycling
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:44 PM


Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Summary: The mission of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is to safeguard the public and support Florida's agricultural economy by: Ensuring the safety and wholesomeness of food and other consumer products through inspection and testing programs; Protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices and providing consumer information; Assisting Florida's farmers and agricultural industries with the production and promotion of agricultural products; and Conserving and protecting the state's agricultural and natural resources by reducing wildfires, promoting environmentally safe agricultural practices, and managing public lands.
Provided by: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
URL: http://doacs.state.fl.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Agriculture, Conservation, Education Materials, Forestry, Land Use
Contact: Bob Crawford
Contact Email: crawfob@doacs.state.fl.us
Contact Telephone: (850) 488 - 3022
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:09 PM


Florida DEP's Bioassessment Program
Summary: This page provides a range of information about Florida's Bioassessment Program to public and technical audiences. Along with general information about biological monitoring and its uses, one page reports called ecosummaries present interpreted results of biological sampling conducted by FDEP biologists.
Provided by: Florida Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater/NPS Management Section
URL: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/bioassess/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Lakes, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Rivers/Streams, Stormwater, Water Quality/Pollution, Wetlands
Contact: Mellini Sloan
Contact Email: sloan_m@dep.state.fl.us
Contact Telephone: 850-921-9898
Last Updated: 2/21/2008 2:37:00 PM


Florida Environmental Goals and Indicators Project Home Page
Summary: The purpose of this project is: to assist state environmental agencies in improving their environmental management capabilities by providing procedural, technical and limited financial assistance in the development of environmental goals and indicators and in integrating such goals and indicators into their environmental management systems.
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Center for Public Management
URL: http://www.fsu.edu/~cpm/segip.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Air Quality/Pollution, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Gilbert T. Bergquist, Jr.
Contact Email: gbergqui@garnet.acns.fsu.edu
Contact Telephone: (850) 644-2145
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:18 PM


Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Summary: The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (GFC) and the Marine Fisheries Commission (MFC) no longer exist. Florida voters abolished them in a 1998 election and replaced them both with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) effective July 1, 1999. The result is that Florida has placed responsibility for conserving the state's freshwater aquatic life, marine life and wild animal life all under a single agency. While officials are still sorting out such details as office space, equipment, phone lines, uniforms, what color to paint the vehicles, budgets, letterheads, Web sites and whatnot, one thing is clear. The new FWC basically encompasses all the programs of the old GFC and MFC, plus some employees and programs from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Provided by: State of Florida
URL: http://www.state.fl.us/fwc/
Reference URL: http://www.state.fl.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Endangered Species, Fish, Habitat Loss, Land Use, Laws/Legislation, Recreation, Shellfish, Wetlands, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:12 PM


Florida Fisheries
Summary: Florida Division of Freshwater Fisheries Website, with all you need to know about freshwater fishing in Florida.
Provided by: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
URL: http://FloridaFisheries.com
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Fish
Contact: Bob Wattendorf
Contact Email: wattenr@gfc.state.fl.us
Contact Telephone: 850/488-0520
Last Updated: 10/23/2003 1:11:12 PM


Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
Summary: Since its creation as a constitutional agency in 1943, the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission has proudly assumed the leadership role in protection and management of the 1,500 species of fish and wildlife found in the "Sunshine State." GFC is organized into entities responsible for wildlife, freshwater fisheries, law enforcement, environmental services, information services and administration.
Provided by: Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
URL: http://www.state.fl.us/fwc/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Education Materials, Fish, Laws/Legislation, Monitoring, Recreation, Regulations, Wildlife
Contact: Allan L. Egbert
Contact Email: gfcmail@gfc.state.fl.us
Contact Telephone: (850) 488-2975
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:52:21 PM


Florida Groundwater Association
Summary: The mission of the Florida Ground Water Association is to provide professional and technical leadership in the advancement of the ground water industry and in the protection, the promotion, and the responsible development and use of ground water resources in the State of Florida. In support of this mission, we are committed to: Serving as a Statewide education and information resource; serving as a commication link for our diverse membership to allow them to address their unique needs and the issues facing the ground water industry; and serving the people and the organizations who produce, study, utilize, remediate, market protect or manage ground water or related products and services in the State of Florida.
Provided by: Florida Groundwater Association
URL: http://www.fgwa.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Education Materials, Groundwater, Monitoring, Water Quality/Pollution, Wells
Contact: David Boozer
Contact Email: David Boozer@fgwa.org
Contact Telephone: (941) 293-5710
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:28:54 PM


Florida Integrated Science Center
Summary: The Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC) has a special mission to provide USGS science to Florida, the Southeastern States, the U.S. Caribbean, and elsewhere in the world. We are also leaders in seeking new and innovative ways to meet the critical need for sound, objective scientific information that can be applied to issues of local to international concern.
Provided by: USGS Biological Resources Division
URL: http://fisc.er.usgs.gov/
Reference URL: http://www.nbs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Coasts, Conservation, Ecosystems, Estuaries, Fish, Habitat Loss, Monitoring, Science Projects, Water Quality/Pollution, Wetlands, Wildlife
Last Updated: 4/15/2008 8:56:47 AM


Florida Natural Areas Inventory
Summary: The mission of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory is to collect, interpret, and disseminate ecological information critical to the conservation of Florida's biological diversity. FNAI's data base and expertise facilitate environmentally sound planning and natural resource management to protect the plants, animals, and communities that represent Florida's natural heritage. FNAI was established in 1981 as a cooperative effort of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Headquarters Science Division of The Nature Conservancy, a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of natural diversity. The Conservancy has established similar cooperative ecological inventories, or Heritage Programs, in all 50 states.
Provided by: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.fnai.org/
Reference URL: http://www.heritage.tnc.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Fish, Habitat Loss, Monitoring, Parks, Plants, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:38 PM


Florida Nutrient Criteria Query
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://oaspub.epa.gov/nutrient/query.state_form?state=FL
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Water Quality/Pollution
Last Updated: 10/9/2002 10:16:53 AM


Florida Oceanographic Society
Summary: The Florida Oceanographic Society promotes the knowledge and understanding of Florida's Marine resources through education, public awareness and the support of scientific research.
Provided by: Florida Oceanographic Society
URL: http://www.fosusa.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Education Materials, Estuaries, Monitoring, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: none
Contact Email: fos@gate.net
Contact Telephone: (561) 225-0505
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:23 PM


Florida Public Interest Research Group
Summary: Since 1981, the Florida Public Interest Research Group (Florida PIRG) has been an advocate for the public interest, taking on formidable opponents and often winning against great odds. Combining the expertise of a professional staff with the energy, political voice and financial support of our members in communities and on campuses across the state, we work for a clean and healthy environment, preservation of the Earth's natural resources, strong protections for consumers, and a government accountable to the people. We watchdog the government and corporations, expose problems through the media, conduct independent research, sue polluters, lobby decision-makers and organize citizen campaigns for reform.
Provided by: Florida Public Interest Research Group
URL: http://www.pirg.org/floridapirg/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Coasts, Conservation, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Estuaries, Fish, Hazardous Waste, Laws/Legislation, Monitoring, Petroleum, Public Health, Toxic Substances, Water Quality/Pollution, Wetlands
Contact: none
Contact Telephone: none
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:31:26 PM


Florida Springs Expedition: Invitation to Follow the Journey of Water
Summary: Florida Springs Expedition: Invitation to Follow the Journey of Water "Florida's Springs: Protecting Nature's Gems" expedition is presented by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in collaboration with online documentary producers FusionSpark Media, Inc. For more info please log on to discover what our team has learned firsthand about Florida's magnificent freshwater springs at http://www.FloridaSprings.org Follow the journey and experience the springs through in-depth reports from the field including dramatic photography combined with compelling writing and interactive features. Printable essons and activities for educators are also included. From the aquifer to the springs and down river to the Gulf of Mexico, our team of digital journalists concludes its expedition with an in-depth look at the influence of clean spring water on the Suwannee River estuary. SPRINGS: THE EVERGLADES OF THE NORTH Florida has the largest number of major freshwater springs in the world. Dubbed "Fountains of Youth" by 16th century explorer Ponce de Leon, the springs are considered by many to be northern Florida's ecological equivalent of the Everglades. Florida's springs provide habitat for a great diversity of wildlife as well as serve as important destinations for recreation and tourism. Springs are also key indicators of the health of the Floridan Aquifer, the source of groundwater for 60 percent of Florida's residents. The online production reports on threats to the aquifer and springs as well as conservation and protection strategies undertaken by the State and by private citizens. Join this exciting multi-media online journey at http://www.FloridaSprings.org
Provided by: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.FloridaSprings.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Aquifers, Groundwater, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Kevin Sparkman
Contact Email: kevin@oneworldjourneys.com
Contact Telephone: 3603412020
Last Updated: 1/14/2003 10:35:25 AM


Florida Water Environment Association
Summary: The Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA) is a member association of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). We are a non-profit, environmental and educational organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Florida's many water resources through education, training, and networking. Our organization?s members includes water and wastewater professionals such as consulting engineers, facility managers, academicians, and students.
Provided by: Florida Water Environment Association
URL: http://www.fwea.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Lakes, Monitoring, Rivers/Streams, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Thomas Lothrop
Contact Email: tlothrop@ci.orlando.fl.us
Contact Telephone: (407) 246-2213
Last Updated: 10/15/2002 10:30:49 AM


Foundation for Clean Air Progress
Summary: Our nation's air quality has improved dramatically since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970 ? and this progress can be measured in every state. Here, you can compare state air quality statistics and state emissions trends. Click on a state for details on how much cleaner the air has become in your area.
Provided by: Foundation for Clean Air Progress
URL: http://www.cleanairprogress.org/your_state_air/index.asp
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Federated States Of Micronesia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Palau, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Trust Territories, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Keywords: Air Quality/Pollution, Conservation, Monitoring
Last Updated: 10/24/2002 2:04:35 PM


Friends of Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
Summary: The purpose of the friends of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Complex is to promote conservation awareness, appreciation of the Refuge Complex and to provide assistance to the mission and programs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Provided by: Friends of Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
URL: http://www.nccentral.com/fcnwr.htm
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:21 PM


Friends of the Everglades
Summary: Our organization was founded in 1969 by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the pioneer Everglades advocate and author of Everglades: The River of Grass. Friends is a group of over 6,000 members offering environmental education programs. We offer Everglades information and advocacy in the fight to protect one of the world's unique wetland treasures; the Florida Everglades.
Provided by: Friends of the Everglades
URL: http://www.everglades.org
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Birds, Conservation, Drinking Water, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Habitat Loss, Laws/Legislation, Monitoring
Contact: Joette Lorion
Contact Email: info@everglades.org
Contact Telephone: (305) 669-0858
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:28:45 PM


Green Horizon Land Trust
Summary: Our mission and philosophy is the preservation of environmentally valuable or sensitive lands in central Florida and to educate the public about the importance and preservation of these lands. Incorporated in 1991, the Green Horizon Land Trust is a local, nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors consisting of local individuals from such diverse fields as business, law, banking, agriculture, land planning, and conservation. Green Horizon Land Trust used a variety of creative methods to achieve its land conservation goals while also meeting the needs of landowners and the community. The Trust can acquire, hold, and manage land and may also transfer land to public and private agencies having similar objectives. Conservation may be accomplished through outright purchase, bargain sale, donation, conservation easement, limited development agreement or similar techniques. Working through Green Horizon Land Trust, landowners may be able to take advantage of various income, estate, or property tax benefits that can help make land conservation affordable.
Provided by: Green Horizon Land Trust
URL: http://www.greenhorizon.org
Reference URL: http://www.lta.org/listing.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Conservation, Land Trust, Land Use, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:08:09 PM


Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Summary: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) is one of eight regional Fishery Management Councils which were established by the Fishery Conservation and Management Act in 1976 (now called the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Magnuson Act). The Council prepares fishery plans which are designed to manage fishery resources from where state waters end out to the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas). These waters are also known as the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
Provided by: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
URL: http://www.gulfcouncil.org/
Reference URL: http://www.nmfs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Fish, Habitat Loss, Laws/Legislation, Monitoring, Oceans, Rivers/Streams, Shellfish, Water Quality/Pollution
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:12 PM


Gulf of Mexico Program
Summary: To facilitate the protection and restoration of the coastal marine water of the Gulf of Mexico and its coastal natural habitats; to sustain living resources; to protect human health and the food supply; and to ensure the recreational use of Gulf shores, beaches and waters in ways consistent with the economic well-being of the region, through a network of citizens and institutions.
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
Metropolitan Area(s): 5560-New Orleans, 3350-Houma, 5160-Mobile, 6080-Pensacola, 7510-Sarasota--Bradenton, 8280-Tampa--St. Petersburg--Clearwater, 0920-Biloxi--Gulfport--Pascagoula, 1880-Corpus Christi, 2920-Galveston--Texas City
Keywords: Coasts, Erosion, Estuaries, Eutrophication, Fish, Habitat Loss, Monitoring, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Oil Spills, Public Health, Shellfish, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Gene Meier
Contact Email: Meier.Gene@epamail.epa.gov
Contact Telephone: (601) 688-1233
Last Updated: 10/22/2002 1:58:57 PM


Hillsborough County Watershed Atlas
Summary: The purpose of the Atlas is to provide the citizens, scientists, and planners of Hillsborough County a comprehensive and current data library on our lakes and their respective watersheds.
Provided by: Hillsborough County
URL: http://www.hillsborough.wateratlas.usf.edu
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Metropolitan Area(s): 8280-Tampa--St. Petersburg--Clearwater
Keywords: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Endangered Species, Eutrophication, Fish, Floods, Lakes, Land Use, Laws/Legislation, Monitoring, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Plants, Regulations, Riparian Habitat, Turbidity, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wildlife
Map Themes: Condition, Demographic/Human activities, General-Water, Health-Ecological
Contact: Shawn Landry
Contact Email: landry@arch.usf.edu
Contact Telephone: 8139744590
Last Updated: 4/18/2008 9:38:04 AM


Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education, Inc. (H.A.W.K.E.)
Summary: H.A.W.K.E. is a all volunteer non-profit rehabilitation and educational group. We are dedicated to helping injured an orphaned wildlife. H.A.W.K.E. is an approved federal tax exempt organization, with permits from the Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to care for all native wild birds and mammals.
Provided by: Humane Association of Wildlife Care and Education, Inc. (H.A.W.K.E.)
URL: http://www.hawkewildlife.org/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Birds, Conservation, Education Materials, Volunteer Monitoring, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:13 PM


Indian River Audubon Society
Summary: The purpose of the Indian River Audubon Society is to provide an opportunity for people to become aware firsthand of the value and beauty of nature. Through conservation and education, we hope to create an understanding of and interest in all wildlife, preserve irreplaceable natural resources and restore the Earth's ecosystems of which mankind is an inseparable element.
Provided by: Indian River Audubon Society
URL: http://www.audubon.org/chapter/fl/indianriver/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Monitoring, Wildlife
Contact: Charlie Venuto
Contact Email: HNicolay@aol.com
Contact Telephone: 407-452-3609
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:33 PM


Indian River Lagoon - NEP
Summary: Site contains many photos, movies and animations about the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). The history of the lagoon, human impact, habitats, animals, plants and how the IRL works are covered in depth.
Provided by: EPA
URL: http://www.sjrwmd.com/programs/outreach/irlnep/index.html
Geographic Keywords: National Estuary Program
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation
Map Themes: Response-Local Community
Last Updated: 12/4/2003 1:39:23 PM


Indian River Lagoon Basin Project
Summary: The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a non-profit nature center, located on Wabasso Island in Indian River County, whose primary goal is to provide citizens with a basic understanding of the natural world and to motivate them to seek the best methods of protecting it. With government support and cooperation, the ELC is coordinating a Lagoon-wide shoreline restoration program. Located on Wabasso Island, this 51-acre island sits in the Indian River Lagoon, which is home to thousands of species of plants, animals, fish and birds, including 36 species that are considered rare or endangered.
Provided by: Environmental Learning Center
URL: http://www.sjrwmd.com/indianriverlagoon/index.html
Reference URL: http://indian-river.fl.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Coasts, Education Materials, Endangered Species, Estuaries, Habitat Loss, Recreation, Water Quality/Pollution, Wildlife
Last Updated: 3/5/2008 2:00:58 PM


Living Indian River Lagoon
Summary: Overview of the Indian River Lagoon system including its history, plants, animals, habitats, and priority problems caused by human impacts.
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.sjrwmd.com/indianriverlagoon/index.html
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/nep
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Habitat Loss, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Last Updated: 4/14/2008 9:47:03 AM


Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Summary: Objectives of MINWR are: to provide habitat for migratory birds; to provide habitat and protection for endangered and threatened species; to provide habitat for natural wildlife diversity, and to provide opportunities for environmental education, interpretation, and wildlife oriented recreation.
Provided by: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
URL: http://www.nbbd.com/godo/minwr/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Education Materials, Monitoring, Recreation, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:16 PM


Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC)
Summary: Due to the escalating costs of acquiring satellite images, in 1992 several federal agencies agreed to operate as a consortium in order to acquire satellite-based remotely sensed data for their environmental monitoring programs. Original members of the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) consortium were the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) . Later joining the consortium were the National Atmospheric and Space Administration (NASA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). During the 1990's, the MRLC resulted in several successful mapping programs, including the: (1) Coastal Change Analysis Project (C-CAP) administered by NOAA; (2) Gap Analysis Project (GAP) directed by the Biological Resources Division of the USGS; and the National Land Cover Data (NLCD) project directed by both the USGS and EPA. The data developed by these projects are available publicly either through download, or by contacting the agencies involved.
Provided by: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mrlc/
Geographic Keywords: United States
State(s): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Federated States Of Micronesia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Palau, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Trust Territories, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Keywords: Land Use
Map Themes: Condition, Health-Ecological
Last Updated: 12/4/2003 1:44:41 PM


National Estuary Program Profiles: Charlotte Harbor
Summary: National Estuary Program
Provided by: U S Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.chnep.org/
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/nep/
Geographic Keywords: National Estuary Program
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Oceans
Contact: Brenda Mathews
Last Updated: 4/11/2008 3:37:41 PM


National Forests in Alabama
Summary: The Conecuh National Forest initially contained 54,177 acres of cut-over and burned-over lands. Today, the Forest is managed for multiple-use under the Ecosystem Management concept. This concept brings a balanced approach to the management of resources, which include wildlife, water quality, wilderness, recreation, range, timber and forest users.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/alabama/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Alabama, Florida
Keywords: Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 7/27/2004 2:46:20 PM


National Forests in Florida
Summary: The Osceola National Forest provides stable communities for more than 200 species of plants and animals, clean water, outdoor recreation and forest products. Visitors to the Osceola National Forest may catch a glimpse of an endangered red-cockaded woodpecker while hiking, fishing, or camping.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Birds, Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:39 PM


National Forests in Florida
Summary: The Osceola National Forest provides stable communities for more than 200 species of plants and animals, clean water, outdoor recreation and forest products. Visitors to the Osceola National Forest may catch a glimpse of an endangered red-cockaded woodpecker while hiking, fishing, or camping.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida, Georgia
Keywords: Birds, Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:34 PM


National Forests in Florida
Summary: The Osceola National Forest provides stable communities for more than 200 species of plants and animals, clean water, outdoor recreation and forest products. Visitors to the Osceola National Forest may catch a glimpse of an endangered red-cockaded woodpecker while hiking, fishing, or camping.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida, Georgia
Keywords: Birds, Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:23 PM


National Forests in Florida
Summary: The Ocala National Forests provides stable communities for more than 200 species of plants and animals, clean water, outdoor recreation and forest products. Between the river boundaries of the Ocala National Forest are the last remnants of sand pine stands, clear cool springs, central Florida's highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps and hundreds of tranquil lakes and ponds fringed with tropical vegetation.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Birds, Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:23 PM


National Forests in Florida
Summary: The Ocala National Forests provides stable communities for more than 200 species of plants and animals, clean water, outdoor recreation and forest products. Between the river boundaries of the Ocala National Forest are the last remnants of sand pine stands, clear cool springs, central Florida's highlands, coastal lowlands, swamps and hundreds of tranquil lakes and ponds fringed with tropical vegetation.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Birds, Forestry, Recreation
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:31:11 PM


National Forests in Florida - Home Page
Summary: The Apalachicola National Forest encompasses 564,000 acres of flat to gently rolling terrain and moist lowlands where cypress, longleaf pine/wiregrass, and savannas provide refuge for an unusual combination of amphibians and wildflowers. Apalachicola's rivers and streams provide a steady freshwater flow to some of the most productive coastal bays or estuaries known for shellfish and other commercial seafood. Portions of the forest in wet lowlands abound with cypress, oak and magnolias. Stands of slash and longleaf pines cover the sandhills and flatwoods.
Provided by: US Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida, Georgia
Keywords: Birds, Estuaries, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife
Contact: Karen Solari
Contact Email: ksolari@fs.fed.us
Contact Telephone: 202-205-0879
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:19 PM


National Marine and Coastal Geology Program
Summary: Investigating geologic issues of coastal and marine areas under the themes of Environmental Quality and Preservation, Natural Hazards and Public Safety, Natural Resources, and Earth-Sciences Information and Technology. Field Centers located in Menlo Park, California; St Petersburg, Florida; and Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Provided by: US Geological Survey (USGS)
URL: http://marine.usgs.gov/
Reference URL: http://www.usgs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): California, Florida, Massachusetts
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Monitoring, Oceans, Science Projects, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands
Last Updated: 10/22/2002 12:40:16 PM


National Wetlands Research Center
Summary: The mission of the National Wetlands Research Center is to develop and disseminate scientific information needed for understanding the ecology and values of our nation's wetlands and for managing and restoring wetland habitats and associated plant and animal communities. The National Wetlands Research Center is a source and clearinghouse of science information about wetlands in the United States and the world for fellow agencies, private entities, academia, and the public at large. Staff members obtain and provide this information by performing original scientific research and developing research results into literature and technological tools. They then disseminate that information through a variety of means.
Provided by: USGS Biological Resources Division
URL: http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/
Reference URL: http://www.nbs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Habitat Loss, Land Use, Science Projects, Wetlands, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/22/2002 1:51:40 PM


Natural Resources Inventory and Analysis Institute
Summary: The Natural Resources Inventory and Analysis Institute The Natural Resources Conservation Service works in partnership with the American people to conserve and sustain natural resources on private lands. The Natural Resources Inventory and Analysis Institute (NRIAI) was created to improve the NRCS's ability to inventory, monitor, and assess status and trends of our nation's natural and environmental resources. NRIAI was chartered in 1995 and is in the Soil Survey and Resource Assessment Deputy Area, reporting to the Director of the Resources Inventory Division in NRCS National Headquarters. The Director of NRIAI is Dr. Emil Horvath.
Provided by: USDA NRCS
URL: http://www.nriai.nrcs.usda.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Federated States Of Micronesia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Palau, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Trust Territories, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Keywords: Agriculture, Air Quality/Pollution, Conservation, Dams, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Erosion, Floods, Land Use, Laws/Legislation, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Point Source Pollution, Pollution Prevention, Population, Reservoirs, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Map Themes: Condition, Demographic/Human activities
Contact: David Buland
Contact Email: buland@brc.tamus.edu
Contact Telephone: 254-770-6522
Last Updated: 3/21/2008 2:31:34 PM


Northwest Florida Water Management District
Summary: The goals of the District are: to ensure an adequate supply of water for all reasonable and beneficial purposes through the promotion of conservation, resource protection and development of alternative supplies to provide for the protection and enhancement of natural systems through integrated land and water resource management programs to minimize harm from flooding and otherwise protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the region to protect, maintain and improve the quality of the water resource to enhance public awareness, understanding and participation in comprehensive water resource management to develop the District?s overall water management capabilities, expertise and abilities to provide technical assistance for local needs.
Provided by: Northwest Florida Water Management District
URL: http://www.nwfwmd.state.fl.us/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Groundwater, Monitoring, Public Health, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: none
Contact Email: none
Contact Telephone: (850) 539-5999
Last Updated: 3/7/2008 3:07:38 PM


NOAA's South Florida Ecosystem Restoration, Prediction, and Modeling
Summary: The goal of NOAA's South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Prediction and Modeling (SFERPM) program is to provide timely evaluation of the effects different upstream management alternatives will have upon the ecosystem within Florida Bay and the adjacent coastal marine ecosystem including the coral reefs of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). Administered by NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), Ocean Chemistry Division (OCD).
Provided by: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
URL: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/ocd/sferpm/
Reference URL: http://www.noaa.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Estuaries, Monitoring, Science Projects, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:31 PM


NRCS Economics & Analysis Site
Summary: NRCS Economics & Analysis Site This web site contains models, technical notes, links, case studies, budgets, databases, and other resources developed for NRCS Resource and Economic Analysis. Other sources of NRCS Resource Economic Analysis information are available at State of the Land Site, the Resource Economics and Social Sciences Division, and the Social Sciences Institute. This site is created to be the main NRCS support site for state economists.
Provided by: USDA NRCS
URL: http://waterhome.tamu.edu/NRCSdata/
Geographic Keywords: United States
State(s): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Federated States Of Micronesia, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Marshall Islands, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Northern Mariana Islands, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Palau, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Trust Territories, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Keywords: Agriculture, Conservation, Erosion, Floods, Forestry, Land Use, Laws/Legislation, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Population, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: David Buland
Contact Email: buland@brc.tamus.edu
Contact Telephone: 254-770-6522
Last Updated: 10/23/2003 2:30:02 PM


Ocala National Forest
Summary: Located near Orlando, Florida, the Ocala National Forest receives more visitors than any other national forest in the Sunshine State. Millions of visitors annually escape to this forest, which is one of central Florida's last remaining traces of forested land. The word Ocala is thought to be a derivative of a Timucuan Indian term meaning fair land or big hammock. The Ocala's vegetation lives up to its name, as you will discover towering palms, large live oaks and scrubby sand pines dominating forest's scrub oak ecosystem. Native to the Ocala, the sand pine is the only tree capable of growing to a usable timber size in this forest's dry, sandy soil. The Ocala's sand pine scrub ecosystem is the world's largest continuous forest of this type.
Provided by: USDA Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/forests/ocala.htm
Reference URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/forests/index.htm
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Endangered Species, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:45 PM


Ocean Pollution Research Center
Summary: The Ocean Pollution Research Center (OPRC) was established in 1992 at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, as a center of innovation for developing strategies, methodologies, and technologies to deal with ocean pollution, including oil spills, thermal pollutants, marine debris, and waste discharges.
Provided by: Ocean Pollution Research Center
URL: http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/groups/oprc.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Monitoring, Oceans, Oil Spills, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Prof. Christopher N.K. Mooers
Contact Email: cmooers@rsmas.miami.edu
Contact Telephone: 305/361-4825/4088
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:47 PM


Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary
Summary: Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary works closely with the Florida Fresh Water Fish and Game Commission, the U.S.D.A. and the U.S.D.I. Octagon is a worldwide professionally recognized, nonprofit organization.
Provided by: Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary
URL: http://www.octagonwildlife.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Wildlife
Last Updated: 6/16/2008 3:02:45 PM


Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners/Environmental Council
Summary: Okaloosa County government web site. Includes "H20" button on Site Menu linking to water quality "Aqualab" monitoring program information and EPA site links.
Provided by: Okaloosa County Board of Commissioners/Environmental Council
URL: http://www.co.okaloosa.fl.us
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Nancy Hussong
Contact Email: info@co.okaloosa.fl.us
Contact Telephone: 850-651-7105
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:07:54 PM


Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project
Summary: Everybody loves hummingbirds, and these tiny feathered dynamos can be used to help students learn about science, math, geography, culture, and virtually any academic discipline. Operation RubyThroat is an award-winning cross-disciplinary project in which participants in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America collaborate to study behavior and distribution of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). K-12 teachers and students especially are invited to participate in this Web-based project. The Operation RubyThroat Web site is the most comprehensive one available about hummingbird natural history and hummingbird banding and research. The project is an outreach initiative of Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History near York, South Carolina, USA ( http://www.hiltonpond.org ).
Provided by: Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
URL: http://www.rubythroat.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District Of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia
Keywords: Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Forestry, Habitat Loss, Land Use, Parks, Plants, Recreation, Riparian Habitat, Science Projects, Wildlife
Map Themes: General-Other
Contact: Bill Hilton Jr.
Contact Email: webmaster@rubythroat.org
Contact Telephone: 803-684-5852
Last Updated: 11/21/2002 2:56:17 PM


Orlando's Lakes
Summary: Portal page to Orlando's Lakes information, Water Quality Report and Florida LakeWatch.
Provided by: City of Orlando
URL: http://www.cityoforlando.net/public_works/stormwater/lakes/index.htm
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Metropolitan Area(s): 5960-Orlando
Keywords: Lakes
Map Themes: General-Water
Contact: Maurice Gioseffi
Contact Email: maurice.gioseffi@cityoforlando.net
Contact Telephone: 407 246 2370
Last Updated: 10/15/2002 8:58:39 AM


Osceola National Forest
Summary: Nearly 200,000 acres of the original Florida are waiting to be explored in the Osceola National Forest. These forested woodlands and swamps provide many opportunities for a wide range of visitor experiences. Cypress, black gum, bay, and maple trees stand tall to greet you as you enter the Osceola?s marshy terrain.
Provided by: USDA Forest Service
URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/forests/osceola.htm
Reference URL: http://www.r8web.com/florida/forests/index.htm
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Endangered Species, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:51 PM


Pensacola Bay Area Resource Council
Summary: The purpose in forming B.A.R.C. is to engage in agreements or contracts with public and private entities for assistance in planning, financing and managing the physical, chemical, biological, economic and aesthetic aspects of the Bay System; share information gathered for local planning purposes; and develop a restoration program for the Pensacola Bay System (PBS).
Provided by: West Florida Regional Planning Council
URL: http://www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/barc/barc.htm
Reference URL: http://www.wfrpc.dst.fl.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Agriculture, Air Quality/Pollution, Biodiversity, Coasts, Dredging, Drinking Water, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Endangered Species, Erosion, Estuaries, Eutrophication, Fish, Floods, Forestry, Groundwater, Habitat Loss, Hazardous Waste, Land Use, Laws/Legislation, Monitoring, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Oil Spills, Parks, Pesticides, Point Source Pollution, Pollution Prevention, Public Health, Recreation, Regulations, Riparian Habitat, Rivers/Streams, Science Projects, Sediment, Shellfish, Sludge, Stormwater, Toxic Substances, Turbidity, Underground Storage Tanks, Urban Runoff, Volunteer Monitoring, Wastewater Treatment, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wells, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: Larry McDonald
Contact Email: mcdonaldl@wfrpc.dst.fl.us
Contact Telephone: 850-444-8910
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:26 PM


Pollution Solution
Summary: The Pollution Solution Team at Manatee Middle school consists of 6th,7th and 8th grade students in Wendy Hopkin's Science and Multi-media Technology and Television Production Classes. The web site is an education research bank along with digital pictures of our artificial reef designs, newspaper articles and on going research.
Provided by: Manatee Middle School
URL: http://www.manateemiddle.org/pollutionsolution/index.htm
Reference URL: http://www.manateemiddle.org
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Ecosystems, Education Materials
Contact: Wendy Hopkins
Contact Email: hopkingw@mediaone.net
Contact Telephone: 941-732-6909
Last Updated: 10/28/2003 11:40:13 AM


Region 4 Wetlands
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region4/water/wetlands/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE
Keywords: Wetlands
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:57 PM


Rewilding Mallory Swamp
Summary: Our goal is to promote conservation by private landowners by showing species conservation and natural land restoration does not need to be a burden. Conservation can be effective, efficient and economic. Mallory Swamp brings together public and private goals, preserves wide ranging species like the Florida black bear, supports local communities and engages students.
Provided by: Rewilding Mallory Swamp
URL: http://www.malloryswamp.org/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Education Materials, Forestry, Monitoring, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: Christine Small
Contact Email: pcsmall@prodigy.net
Contact Telephone: (904) 935-4877
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:31:01 PM


Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program
Summary: During the past 50 years, human activities have caused a slow but steady decline in the general health of Sarasota Bay. The people of Manatee and Sarasota counties are now realizing the extent of damage that began with massive dredge-and-fill projects in the 1950s, and continued with the community's rapid growth and associated pollution. Only recently has the community noticed improvements in the bay, largely resulting from concerted government action to improve water quality through better wastewater treatment. Still, past destruction of seagrasses and mangroves, and continuing pollution from wastewater and stormwater, present a major challenge for the stewards of Sarasota Bay. Convened in July 1989, the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program completed its State of the Bay report in January 1990. Also in 1990, the Management Conference initiated and managed new technical, early action, public participation projects. By 1992, the Sarasota Bay National Estuary Program completed the most comprehensive analysis of any estuary in Florida.
Provided by: Gulf of Mexico Program
URL: http://www.sarasotabay.org/
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/gmpo/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Habitat Loss, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Last Updated: 8/14/2002 3:56:09 PM


Save Our Springs, Inc.
Summary: An Environmental Citizens Organization dedicated to the preservation of the springs in the State of Florida - Specifically Crystal Springs in Pasco County
Provided by: Save Our Springs, Inc.
URL: http://www.saveourspringsinc.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Conservation, Lakes, Monitoring, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Contact: Terri Wolfe
Contact Email: president@saveourspringsinc.org
Contact Telephone: none
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:28:51 PM


Save the Manatee Club
Summary: Save the Manatee Club was established in 1981 by former Florida Governor Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. SMC was started so the public could participate in conservation efforts to save endangered manatees from extinction. SMC is a membership-based, national nonprofit organization. Funds from the Adopt-A-Manatee program go toward public awareness and education projects; manatee research; rescue and rehabilitation efforts; advocacy and legal action in order to ensure better protection for manatees and their habitat. Currently, there are about 40,000 SMC members.
Provided by: Save the Manatee Club
URL: http://www.savethemanatee.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Endangered Species
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:26 PM


South Atlantic Division - US Army Corps of Engineers
Summary: The South Atlantic Division (SAD), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, has responsibility for execution of Corps missions in the southeastern United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. The area covered by SAD includes 260,000 square miles and all or part of eight southeastern states. More than 16 percent of the national population resides in our division boundaries in the continental United States.
Provided by: US Army Corps of Engineers
URL: http://www.sad.usace.army.mil/
Reference URL: http://www.usace.army.mil/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, MISSISSIPPI, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, TENNESSEE
Keywords: Coasts, Dredging, Ecosystems, Fish, Floods, Oceans, Recreation, Regulations, Reservoirs, Rivers/Streams, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: Rob Holland
Contact Email: hollandr@sad02.sad.usace.army.mil
Contact Telephone: (404) 562-5011
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:23 PM


South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Summary: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., and is responsible for the conservation and management of fish stocks within the federal 200-mile limit of the Atlantic off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and east Florida to Key West. One of eight regaional councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 (Magnuson-Stevens Act).
Provided by: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
URL: http://www.safmc.net/default.html
Reference URL: http://www.nmfs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Fish, Habitat Loss, Laws/Legislation, Monitoring, Oceans, Rivers/Streams, Shellfish, Water Quality/Pollution
Last Updated: 12/4/2003 3:26:22 PM


South Florida Ecosystem Monitoring Integration Inventory Project
Summary: The purpose of this effort is to provide a forum in which decision-makers and scientists can develop an integrated monitoring and measurement program for the South Florida coastal ecosystem. The program will: 1) establish a coordinated monitoring framework to document change at the ecosystem level, 2) measure the effectiveness of ongoing and planned management actions, 3) reduce monitoring gaps and overlaps, and 4) improve existing monitoring capabilities.
Provided by: Florida Marine Research Institute and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
URL: http://specialprojects.nos.noaa.gov/
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Agriculture, Coasts, Conservation, Endangered Species, Land Use, Mineral Resources, Monitoring, Plants, Public Health, Water Quality/Pollution, Wetlands
Last Updated: 3/4/2008 3:40:52 PM


South Florida Environmental Reader
Provided by: South Florida Environmental Reader
URL: http://www.envirolink.org/florida/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Coasts, Ecosystems
Contact: Andrew Mossberg, Editor
Contact Email: aem@symcor.com
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:34 PM


South Florida Water Management District
Summary: The South Florida Water Management District is a special taxing district, established by the Florida Legislature, with the authority to collect ad valorem (property) taxes from landowners within the 16 counties within its boundaries. There are two basins within those boundaries, and a separate tax levy is set for each.
Provided by: South Florida Water Management District
URL: http://www.sfwmd.gov/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Floods, Stormwater, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Robert S. Haine
Contact Email: robert.haine@sfwmd.gov
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:07:53 PM


Southeast Desalting Association
Summary: The Southeast Desalting Association (SEDA) formed in 1994 is an affiliate of the American Desalting Association. It is dedicated to the improvement of the quality of water supplies through desalting, reuse and other water sciences. The Association includes members concerned with environmental regulations and legislation, process design, equipment manufacture, operation and maintenance, and research and development.
Provided by: Southeast Desalting Association
URL: http://www.southeastdesalting.com/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Education Materials, Recycling, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Byron Weightman
Contact Email: lew421@aol.com
Contact Telephone: (941)332-6876
Last Updated: 3/4/2008 1:29:38 PM


Southwest Florida Water Management District
Summary: The Southwest Florida Water Management District Water Management Plan (DWMP) states "The mission of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (The District) is to manage the water and water-related resources within its boundaries. Central to the mission is maintaining the balance between the water needs of current and future users while protecting and maintaining the natural systems that provide the District with its existing and future water
Provided by: Southwest Florida Water Management District
URL: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Coasts, Drinking Water, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Estuaries, Floods, Groundwater, Habitat Loss, Lakes, Rivers/Streams, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:52:55 PM


Southwest Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Center
Summary: We are a non-profit educational wildlife rehabilitation center, dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of native Florida wildlife.
Provided by: Southwest Florida Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Center
URL: http://www.wildlife-rehab-sf.com/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Monitoring, Wildlife
Contact: Troy Hord
Contact Email: 73121.1142@compuserve.com
Contact Telephone: 941-334-0045
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:42 PM


Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP)
Summary: Tampa Bay was designated an "estuary of national significance" by Congress in 1990, paving the way for development of a long-term blueprint for bay restoration through the Tampa Bay National Estuary Program. Tampa Bay is one of 28 estuaries in the National Estuary Program; others in Florida are Sarasota Bay, Charlotte Harbor and Indian River Lagoon. The Tampa Bay Program is a partnership of Pinellas, Hillsborough and Manatee counties, the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Program is governed by a Policy Board composed of elected officials and a Management Board of top-level bay managers and administrators -- working with both technical and citizens advisory groups.
Provided by: Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP)
URL: http://www.tbep.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Habitat Loss, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:03 PM


Tampa Bay NEP
Provided by: US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.tbep.org/
Reference URL: http://www.epa.gov/nep
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Habitat Loss, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Last Updated: 4/14/2008 9:39:16 AM


Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
Summary: An Association of Bay Area Governments. Mission Statement: "To serve our citizens and member governments by providing a forum to foster communication, coordination, and collaboration in identifying and addressing issues and needs regionally."
Provided by: Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council
URL: http://access.tampabayrpc.org/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Estuaries, Land Use, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:45 PM


Tampa BayWatch
Provided by: Tampa BayWatch
URL: http://www.ficus.usf.edu/orgs/baywatch/default.htm
Reference URL: http://www.ficus.usf.edu/orgs/baywatch/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Fish, Habitat Loss, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Shellfish, Stormwater, Volunteer Monitoring, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: Peter A. Clark
Contact Email: TPBAYWATCH@aol.com
Contact Telephone: (813) 896-5320
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:11 PM


The Great Outdoors Conservancy
Summary: The mission of The Great Outdoors Conservancy includes the protection of land through conservation easements or outright acquisition, whether by donation or purchase. Major emphasis is put on private properties, irrespective of size, within or near established forests, wilderness areas, parks, watersheds, scenic areas, wildlife preserves, reserves or grasslands which are threatened by development. These holes in the fabric of our natural landscape will be filled through the Conservancy?s work and protected in perpetuity for the responsible low-impact recreational use of the public as well as maintained for the benefit of wildlife. There are over 1,200 conservation and environmental organizations throughout the country that are engaged in various aspects of conservation and preservation of land, habitats and wildlife. Some are legal defense funds. Others are advocates and lobbyists. Some are educational organizations. Each is unique unto itself with a well-defined mission. Most are concerned with land utilization for various conservation and preservation purposes, and each, in its own way, provides a good and valuable service to our environment. Some of the organizations have a broad view of their work while others concentrate on a single or limited number of geographically-specific projects. Some are national or global in scope. Some are local or regional. Some are well-funded, others have a significant membership base of support and others are volunteer organizations of concerned people with limited resources. A national land conservation organization, The Great Outdoors Conservancy will focus its initial activities in the eastern and midwestern United States with a particular concern for the fourteen states that are home to the Appalachian Mountains. Here is the greatest concentration of "at risk" property aggravated by an imbalance among the land-hungry demands of an ever-increasing population, the area?s proximity to and accessibility by the huge and sprawling metropolitan areas and the scarcity of wild, open areas. A relatively small percentage of this area is under public ownership. The Conservancy will create a national visibility and exposure that will enable it to establish a platform upon which it can successfully seek funds from individual donations, contributions, major gifts, public and private foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, memorials, planned giving and bequests. The Great Outdoors Conservancy is an entrepreneurial sales and marketing organization for land conservation that will use its funds to acquire property or to create Partnerships in Conservation with other conservancies, organizations and agencies and provide leadership and/or financial resources to enhance local and regional efforts for projects that meet the Conservancy?s criteria. The Conservancy will, at some point in the future, establish an endowment that will cover its annual operating costs thereby enabling 100% of the money it raises to be used for land conservation activities, education and public awareness programs. The Great Outdoors Conservancy?s success is measured by the generosity of the American public ? a public that shares a vision of unspoiled land and the dream of its enjoyment far into the future ? a public that believes that conservation of land in its natural state is a worthwhile, noble and priceless contribution to the future of American society.
Provided by: The Great Outdoors Conservancy
URL: http://www.TheGreatOutdoors.org
Reference URL: http://www.lta.org/listing.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Biodiversity, Conservation, Land Trust, Land Use, Watershed Management, Wetlands, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:05 PM


The Indian River Lagoon
Summary: Overview of the lagoon ecosystem and 3 aquatic preserves in the lagoon: Malabar to Vero Beach; Vero Beach to Fort Pierce; and Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet.
Provided by: Florida MainStreet MarketPlace, Inc.
URL: http://www.flmainstreet.com/Jensen_Beach/FOS.html
Reference URL: http://www.flmainstreet.com/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Coasts, Conservation, Ecosystems, Estuaries, Parks, Water Quality/Pollution, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:53:03 PM


The Living Everglades
Summary: The Living Everglades web site has been made possible by an Environmental Protection Agency EMPACT Metro Grant awarded to the South Florida Water Management District. This web site provides citizens, scientists, teachers, and students with access to the vast amount of Everglades data housed at the South Florida Water Management District. This means that you can find data on water quality, hydrology and weather for parameters such as nitrogen and phosphorus levels, water levels and flows, and rainfall throughout the Greater Everglades region. These data are provided by South Florida Water Management District and other agencies such as: U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Everglades National Park, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Provided by: South Florida Water Management District
URL: http://glades.sfwmd.gov/empact/home/index.shtml
Geographic Keywords: Large Ecosystem
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Ecosystems, Education Materials
Map Themes: Health-Ecological
Contact: Brian Turcotte
Contact Email: bturcott@sfwmd.gov
Contact Telephone: 561-682-6579
Last Updated: 5/24/2002 9:17:56 AM


US Army Corps of Engineers - Jacksonville District
Summary: The Water Management and Meteorology Section monitors and manages the multi-purpose operations of spillways, locks, pump stations, culverts, canals, reservoirs, and water conservation areas located in the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project, the Four River Basins (FRB) Project, and the Portugues and Bucana (P&B) Rivers Project.
Provided by: US Army Corps of Engineers
URL: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO, VIRGIN ISLANDS
Keywords: Coasts, Dams, Floods, Recreation, Regulations, Reservoirs, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wetlands
Contact: Jacquelyn Griffin
Contact Email: jacquelyn.j.griffin@usace.army.mil
Contact Telephone: (904) 232-2235
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:41 PM


US Army Corps of Engineers - Jacksonville District, Water Division
Provided by: US Army Corps of Engineers
URL: http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Dams, Dredging, Reservoirs, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: Andrew E Geller
Contact Email: andrew.e.geller@usace.army.mil
Contact Telephone: (904) 232-2100
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:30:09 PM


USGS Programs in Florida
Provided by: US Geological Survey (USGS)
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/public/pubs/FS/FS-009-96/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Ecosystems, Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: USGS Fact Sheet Team
Contact Telephone: 1-800-usa-maps
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:52:59 PM


USGS South Florida Ecosystem
Provided by: US Geological Survey (USGS)
URL: http://sflwww.er.usgs.gov/
Geographic Keywords: Large Ecosystem
State(s): FLORIDA
Keywords: Ecosystems
Contact: Sarah Gerould, USGS Ecosystem Program Coordinator
Contact Email: sgerould@usgs.gov
Contact Telephone: 703-648-6895
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:29:13 PM


Water Quality in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, 1992-95
Summary: Water Quality in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, 1992-95 By Elizabeth A. Frick, Daniel J. Hippe, Gary R. Buell, Carol A. Couch, Evelyn H. Hopkins, David J. Wangsness, and Jerry W. Garrett U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 1164 A contribution of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program
Provided by: USGS
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/public/pubs/circ1164/
Reference URL: http://water.usgs.gov/public/pubs/nawqasum/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): ALABAMA, FLORIDA, GEORGIA
Keywords: Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: USGS
Contact Email: nawqa91web@wa.water.usgs.gov
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:08:02 PM


Water Quality in the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain, Georgia and Florida, 1992-96
Summary: Water Quality in the Georgia-Florida Coastal Plain, Georgia and Florida, 1992-96 By Marian P. Berndt, Hilda H. Hatzell, Christy A. Crandall, Michael Turtora, John R. Pittman, and Edward T. Oaksford U. S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CIRCULAR 1151 A contribution of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program
Provided by: USGS
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/public/pubs/circ1151/
Reference URL: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/nawqasum/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): FLORIDA, GEORGIA
Keywords: Water Quality/Pollution
Contact: USGS
Contact Email: nawqa_gafl@usgs.gov
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:31:26 PM


Water Quality Topics
Summary: EDIS is several things at several levels, both process and product: A programmatic effort to deliver extension information through the Web, on CD-ROM and in print media. An electronic database of current, official, reveiwed and approved, numbered publications. A repository of files and images accessible through the Internet. An electronic catalog of titles, availablility and pricing. A collection of software tools for generating deliverable information. A production system that produces printed materials on demand. A Web site (the successor to FAIRS). An applied research effort to design the next generation of delivery systems.
Provided by: Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS)
URL: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/scripts/htmlgen.exe?MENU_WQ:WATER
Reference URL: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/index.html
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Agriculture, Drinking Water, Regulations, Water Quality/Pollution
Last Updated: 10/15/2002 10:29:49 AM


Welcome to Everglades Village
Summary: Everglades Village: An information desk for the Everglades and all of South Florida
Provided by: Collaboration of individuals from many organizations
URL: http://www.evergladesvillage.net
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Agriculture, Air Quality/Pollution, Aquifers, Biodiversity, Birds, Coasts, Conservation, Ecosystems, Education Materials, Endangered Species, Estuaries, Fish, Floods, Forestry, Groundwater, Habitat Loss, Hazardous Waste, Lakes, Land Trust, Land Use, Nonpoint Source Pollution/Polluted Runoff, Nutrients/Nutrient Loading, Oceans, Oil Spills, Parks, Pesticides, Plants, Point Source Pollution, Pollution Prevention, Population, Public Health, Recreation, Riparian Habitat, Rivers/Streams, Science Projects, Sediment, Shellfish, Stormwater, Superfund, Toxic Substances, Turbidity, Urban Runoff, Volunteer Monitoring, Wastewater Treatment, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Watershed Management, Wells, Wetlands, Wildlife
Contact: Bob Mooney
Contact Email: evergladesvillage
Contact Telephone: 561-310-9817
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:08:10 PM


Xeriscape: Environmentally-Friendly Landscaping
Summary: XERISCAPE - A type of quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment by using site appropriate plants, an efficient watering system, proper planning and design, soil analysis, practical use of turf, the use of mulches (which may include the use of solid waste compost) and proper maintenance. This website was provided to conserve paper and help to protect your water resource. This site is provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). Topics include: design, turf, mulch, maintenance, soil, water, and plants.
Provided by: Southwest Florida Water Management District
URL: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/watercon/xeris/swfxeris.html
Reference URL: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/
Geographic Keywords: State
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Conservation, Education Materials, Habitat Loss, Land Use, Pesticides, Plants, Pollution Prevention, Recreation, Water Conservation, Water Quality/Pollution, Wildlife
Last Updated: 10/22/2002 12:10:44 PM


Yellow River Soil and Water Conservation District
Summary: The purpose of the YRSWCD is to set forth guidelines and policies for the implementation of Conservation Activities in Okaloosa County.
Provided by: Yellow River Soil and Water Conservation District
URL: http://www.fwb.gulf.net/~yellowriver
Geographic Keywords: Watershed (USGS Cataloging Code)
State(s): Florida
Keywords: Agriculture, Conservation, Education Materials, Erosion, Fish, Monitoring, Volunteer Monitoring
Contact: Greg Evers
Contact Email: yellowriver@fwb.gulf.net
Contact Telephone: 850-682-3714
Last Updated: 10/30/2001 3:52:28 PM



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