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An Assessment of the Interim Operational Plan

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Date Issued:
2006
Summary:
The Interim Operational Plan, or IOP, for water deliveries to Everglades National Park (ENP) is the most recent in a long series of water management plans designed to provide water supply to the park. The specific purpose of this operational plan, however, is to create more favorable hydrologic conditions within ENP for the protection of the endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis) and its designated critical habitat. Control and manipulation of water deliveries to ENP have been practiced for approximately four decades. Throughout this long period, the often conflicting needs of the natural environment and the needs of the built environment have complicated the decision-making process regarding water deliveries to the park; often resulting in neither set of needs being fully met. IOP presents a new version of this challenge. It seeks to avoid jeopardizing the existence of a species endemic to a portion of the ecosystem in the short-term before restoration of the greater ecosystem can be effected in the longer-term.
Title: An Assessment of the Interim Operational Plan.
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Name(s): United States,National Park Service,Everglades National Park, creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Project Evaluation Report
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: U.S. National Park Service, South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades National Park
Physical Description: 47 pages, illustration, maps
Language(s): English
Summary: The Interim Operational Plan, or IOP, for water deliveries to Everglades National Park (ENP) is the most recent in a long series of water management plans designed to provide water supply to the park. The specific purpose of this operational plan, however, is to create more favorable hydrologic conditions within ENP for the protection of the endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis) and its designated critical habitat. Control and manipulation of water deliveries to ENP have been practiced for approximately four decades. Throughout this long period, the often conflicting needs of the natural environment and the needs of the built environment have complicated the decision-making process regarding water deliveries to the park; often resulting in neither set of needs being fully met. IOP presents a new version of this challenge. It seeks to avoid jeopardizing the existence of a species endemic to a portion of the ecosystem in the short-term before restoration of the greater ecosystem can be effected in the longer-term.
Identifier: FI11060809 (IID), 3174665 (digitool), fiu:29771 (fedora)
Subject(s): Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Water quality--Florida--Everglades National Park.
Salinity--Florida.
Hydrology--Florida.
Fresh water--Environmental aspects.
Mangrove ecology--Florida--Everglades National Park.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/3174665
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Host Institution: FIU
Is Part Of: SFNRC Technical Series 2006:2.