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South Florida Ecosystem Restoration a Land Acquisition Plan is Needed to Supplement the Strategic Plan Being Developed.

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Date Issued:
2000-04-05
Scope and content:
The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Initiative is one of this country's most significant environmental endeavors. Restoring the ecosystem, which covers 18,000 square miles, or about 11.5 million acres, will take at least 20 years to complete. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, first established in 1993 by a federal interagency agreement and later expanded to include, state, local and tribal representatives, has been given the responsibility to coordinate and facilitate this complex, long-term effort. We are here today to discuss the Department of the Interior's actions in response to previous GAO recommendations to improve management of the initiative. We will also discuss our report, being released today, on what the Task Force has done to identify and acquire lands needed to accomplish the goals of the restoration initiative and what the Department of the Interior did to help ensure that it maximized the acreage purchased with $200 million set aside in the 1996 Farm Bill for the Initiative. Today's report was requested by you and the Chairpersons of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the Subcommittee on National Parks, Historic Preservation, and Recreation, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; and the Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Title: South Florida Ecosystem Restoration a Land Acquisition Plan is Needed to Supplement the Strategic Plan Being Developed.
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Name(s): United States. General Accounting Office. Community and Economic Development Division
Wells, Jim
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Marcgt
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2000-04-05
Publisher: United States. Department of Commerce. National Technical Information Service.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Language(s): English
Scope and content: The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Initiative is one of this country's most significant environmental endeavors. Restoring the ecosystem, which covers 18,000 square miles, or about 11.5 million acres, will take at least 20 years to complete. The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, first established in 1993 by a federal interagency agreement and later expanded to include, state, local and tribal representatives, has been given the responsibility to coordinate and facilitate this complex, long-term effort. We are here today to discuss the Department of the Interior's actions in response to previous GAO recommendations to improve management of the initiative. We will also discuss our report, being released today, on what the Task Force has done to identify and acquire lands needed to accomplish the goals of the restoration initiative and what the Department of the Interior did to help ensure that it maximized the acreage purchased with $200 million set aside in the 1996 Farm Bill for the Initiative. Today's report was requested by you and the Chairpersons of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the Subcommittee on National Parks, Historic Preservation, and Recreation, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; and the Subcommittee on Interior and Related Agencies, Senate Committee on Appropriations.
Identifier: FI07053124 (IID), 1042287 (digitool), fiu:22917 (fedora), AAC4926QF
Note(s): Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Electronic version created 2007, State University System of Florida.
Subject(s): Government purchasing of real property -- Florida.
Restoration ecology -- Florida.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI07053124.pdf
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Host Institution: FIU