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Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named The Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless.

Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781683342953

Category: Nature

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Before 1947, when Marjory Stoneman Douglas named The Everglades a "river of grass," most people considered the area worthless. She brought the world's attention to the need to preserve The Everglades. In the Afterword, Michael Grunwald tells us what has happened to them since then. Grunwald points out that in 1947 the government was in the midst of establishing the Everglades National Park and turning loose the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods--both of which seemed like saviors for the Glades. But neither turned out to be the answer. Working from the research he did for his book, The Swamp, Grunwald offers an account of what went wrong and the many attempts to fix it, beginning with Save Our Everglades, which Douglas declared was "not nearly enough." Grunwald then lays out the intricacies (and inanities) of the more recent and ongoing CERP, the hugely expensive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.
2021-10-01 By Marjory Stoneman Douglas

A basic understanding of the factors controlling plant community structure and succession in the Everglades is essential to the development of any water or nutrient management plans for maintaining Everglade plant communities.

Author: Curtis Richardson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387689230

Category: Science

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The Florida Everglades ecosystem is recognised world-wide as a significant wetland whose natural processes have been altered and remain threatened. State and Federal US agencies face critical decisions about the course of conservation and restoration efforts. Synthesising nearly ten years of laboratory and field research of the Duke University Wetland Center, this book provides the long-term integrated scientific studies needed to understand the functioning of this region. Background information about the current and historical ecological conditions of the region set the context for reports of long-term research projects, while a series of gradient studies determine the effects of hydrology and nutrient changes. Subsequent sections present models for predicting responses to various conditions and analyse the studies and models, focusing on management and restoration of the Everglades.
2008-03-12 By Curtis Richardson

Below the lake, and intimately related by origin, is a huge wetland, originally 100 miles long and 40 miles wide—the Everglades. Legendary author and environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas described the Everglades as the “River of ...

Author: Thomas E. Lodge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498742924

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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"This fourth edition covers the key subjects of previous editions with major updates of the new science and understanding. If there ever was a necessary book for Everglades advocates, students, authors, members of government and their agencies, The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem is an absolute must!" —Nathaniel P. Reed, from the Foreword “This book is far and away the best guide now in print to Everglades issues -- authoritative, well-illustrated, well-indexed, and readable." — Martha Musgrove, retired Miami Herald journalist, founding President of the Decision Makers Forum, and Southeast Regional Director of the Florida Wildlife Federation "Given the astonishing breadth and depth of scientific activities in the Everglades, Tom Lodge once again illustrates his savvy as an articulate science writer in condensing the complex dynamics of this remarkable ecosystem. ...In summary, the Handbook reviews a vast literature into a compelling read about the natural treasures of the Everglades." —Evelyn E. Gaiser, Executive Director, School of Environment, Arts and Society, and Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida International University, modified from Wetlands (2011) 31 _____________________________________________________________________________________ The fourth edition presents expanded treatment of subjects where our knowledge of the Everglades and its restoration has greatly improved. This more detailed coverage includes: Computer modeling and its applications to the Everglades environment Quantified role of water flow in shaping the Everglades landscape The origin and evolution of fixed tree islands Sulfur and related mercury as wetland pollutants Up-to-date summary of the now quantified economic benefits of restoration, shown to be far in excess of the cost The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition is a scholarly reference packed cover to cover with scientific information about the ecosystem of the Everglades - taking into account how drastically the Everglades has changed. Topically, the book covers disciplines ranging from ecology, geology, climatology, hydrology, anthropology to conservation biology. Written in Tom Lodge’s trademark accessible style, this extensively researched text is essential reading for anybody trying to understand the challenges we face in restoring this unique ecosystem.
2016-11-03 By Thomas E. Lodge

Effort to Reduce Agricultural Pollutants in Water Entering the Everglades as a means to resolve both the federal and the sugar growers ' lawsuits . He said that the act was generally supported by the federal government , some sugar ...

Author: United States. General Accounting Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3120045

Category: Agricultural pollution

Page: 65

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Analyzing Graphs, Tables, and Charts Colleen Adams. Onmudi number of visitors to Everglades National Park of the Everglades In the Everglodes here dre Wei dnd. 1,251,453 1,773,302 1,136,177 1,071,372 1,177,477 2,000,000 1,500,000 ...

Author: Colleen Adams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435879362

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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This book describes how graphs, tables, and charts can provide data on the climate, wildlife, plants, and habitats of the Florida Everglades.
2004-08-01 By Colleen Adams

... Engineering, and Medicine, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress ...

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309479783

Category: Science

Page: 242

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During the past century, the Everglades, one of the world's treasured ecosystems, has been dramatically altered by drainage and water management infrastructure that was intended to improve flood management, urban water supply, and agricultural production. The remnants of the original Everglades now compete for water with urban and agricultural interests and are impaired by contaminated runoff from these two sectors. The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a joint effort launched by the state and the federal government in 2000, seeks to reverse the decline of the ecosystem. The multibillion-dollar project was originally envisioned as a 30- to 40-year effort to achieve ecological restoration by reestablishing the natural hydrologic characteristics of the Everglades, where feasible, and to create a water system that serves the needs of both the natural and the human systems of South Florida. Over the past two years, impressive progress has been made in planning new CERP projects, and the vision for CERP water storage is now becoming clear. Construction and completion of authorized CERP projects will likely take several decades, and at this pace of restoration, it is even more imperative that agencies anticipate and design for the Everglades of the future. This seventh biennial review assesses the progress made in meeting the goals of the CERP and provides an in-depth review of CERP monitoring, with particular emphasis on project-level monitoring and assessment. It reviews developments in research and assessment that inform restoration decision making, and identifies issues for in-depth evaluation considering new CERP program developments, policy initiatives, or improvements in scientific knowledge that have implications for restoration progress.

Gum Shoo Sixth Grade The Everglades The Florida Everglades are located in South Florida. They have been considered a national park since 1947, buttheactual Everglades themselves have existed for thousands of years!

Author: Steve Brezenoff

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781434298898

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

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Gum Shoo and his friends love solving mysteries. The Everglades becomes the scene of the crime when someone is poaching in the national park.
2013 By Steve Brezenoff

Life in the tenacious Everglades, In Depth Report. Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District, 1:1–12. Dineen, J.W. 1974. Examination of water management alternatives in Water Conservation Area 2A, In Depth Report.

Author: James Porter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420039412

Category: Science

Page: 1024

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Providing a synthesis of basic and applied research, The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook takes an encyclopedic look at how to study and manage ecosystems connected by surface and subsurface water movements. The book examines the South Florida hydroscape, a series of ecosystems linked by hydrology in a region of intense human development and profound modifications to the natural environment. The book presents scientific studies in the South Florida Hydroscape, discusses policy and management by government and nonprofit groups, and explores how the whole watershed approach must be used to successfully protect coral reefs. The contributions range from the traditional to the controversial, questioning current management schemes and summarizing the results of state-of-the-art research. Billions of dollars, countless man-hours, and innumerable resources have been spent studying the various South Florida ecosystems and how they are linked. The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook shows you how the principles learned in this region can be applied to other tropical and subtropical hydroscapes.
2001-10-18 By James Porter

However, road contractor K. H. Harvey told a reporter in 1916 that he had received a contract to build 55 miles of road from Fort Myers to Marco at $44 an acre: “Building a RockPaved Highway Through the Everglades,” Miami Daily ...

Author: Bruce D. Epperson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476625027

Category: Transportation

Page: 284

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In 1915, the road system in south Florida had changed little since before the Civil War. Travelling from Miami to Ft. Myers meant going through Orlando, 250 miles north of Miami. Within 15 years, three highways were dredged and blasted through the Everglades: Ingraham Highway from Homestead, 25 miles south of Miami, to Flamingo on the tip of the peninsula; Tamiami Trail from Miami to Tampa; and Conners Highway from West Palm Beach to Okeechobee City. In 1916, Florida's road commission spent $967. In 1928 it spent $6.8 million. Tamiami Trail, originally projected to cost $500,000, eventually required $11 million. These roads were made possible by the 1920s Florida land boom, the advent of gasoline and diesel-powered equipment to replace animal and steam-powered implements, and the creation of a highway funding system based on fuel taxes. This book tells the story of the finance and technology of the first modern highways in the South.
2016-06-21 By Bruce D. Epperson

Some portion of the land around the fort was of the same nature as that commonly known as everglade . Properly , the everglades are confined to that portion of the peninsula lying between the uttermost southerly point , Cape Sable and ...

Author: Charles Edward Whitehead

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWAQAX

Category: Everglades (Fla.)

Page: 298

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The bottom is formed of coralline limestone and is smooth, but higher up the character of the rock is jagged, so much so that a mile before reaching the source in the Everglades we were brought to a stand-still and cast anchor.

Author: Hugh Willoughby

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783956562686

Category: Transportation

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Reprint of the famous original book (1904)
2015-04-16 By Hugh Willoughby

Nesting Habits of the Everglade Kite in Florida . Auk , Vol . 43 , p . 62-67 . 793 p . Rogers , J. E. 1908. The Shell Book , Chas . T. Branford Co. , Boston , Harris , Edward . 1844. Meeting for Business , May 28 , 1844 , Academy of ...

Author: Walter O. Stieglitz

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015095043884

Category: Endangered species

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The Florida everglade kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus, though reduced in numbers to hardly more than 20, still has a chance to survive. This northern-most subspecies is found only in southern Florida where its continued existence depends on the fresh-water marsh snail Pomacea paludis, its only food. Preservation of some suitable marsh areas, as in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, is essential to the survival of this endangered species.

Some portion of the land around the fort was of the same nature as that commonly known as everglade . Properly , the everglades are confined to that portion of the peninsula lying between the uttermost southerly point , Cape Sable and ...

Author: Charles Edward Whitehead

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C081912435

Category: Everglades (Fla.)

Page: 416

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A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 ...

Author: Michael Grunwald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743251075

Category: History

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A history of the Everglades traces its emergence from the sea after the last ice age to its modern role as the world's largest ecosystem restoration project, an account marked by such events as Napoleon Bonaparte Borward's 1904 gubernatorial campaign, railroad and agricultural developments by the Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous political challenges. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
2007-03-27 By Michael Grunwald

Raised as a Seminole, Will Cypress is eager to join Osceola and his followers in the late 1830s as they battle white soldiers in the second Seminole War, fighting to remain in their Florida homelands, until a chance meeting with his white ...

Author: Edwina Raffa

Publisher: Pineapple PressInc

ISBN: 9781561646197

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Raised as a Seminole, Will Cypress is eager to join Osceola and his followers in the late 1830s as they battle white soldiers in the second Seminole War, fighting to remain in their Florida homelands, until a chance meeting with his white father's relatives causes Will to question his loyalties.
2013-04 By Edwina Raffa

“Vibrant…an ideal starting point for further learning.” —School Library Journal “A lively portrayal of Douglas as a remarkable individual and a significant environmental activist.” —Booklist From acclaimed children’s book ...

Author: Sandra Neil Wallace

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: 9781534431546

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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“Vibrant…an ideal starting point for further learning.” —School Library Journal “A lively portrayal of Douglas as a remarkable individual and a significant environmental activist.” —Booklist From acclaimed children’s book biographer Sandra Neil Wallace comes the inspiring and little-known story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the remarkable journalist who saved the Florida Everglades from development and ruin. Marjory Stoneman Douglas didn’t intend to write about the Everglades but when she returned to Florida from World War I, she hardly recognized the place that was her home. The Florida that Marjory knew was rapidly disappearing—the rare orchids, magnificent birds, and massive trees disappearing with it. Marjory couldn’t sit back and watch her home be destroyed—she had to do something. Thanks to Marjory, a part of the Everglades became a national park and the first park not created for sightseeing, but for the benefit of animals and plants. Without Marjory, the part of her home that she loved so much would have been destroyed instead of the protected wildlife reserve it has become today.
2020-09-22 By Sandra Neil Wallace

Adventurer Hugh L. Willoughby penetrated the heart of the Everglades in 1896 and wrote about his adventures in his book Across the Everglades—A Canoe Journey of Exploration. The Rhode Island native was familiar with paddling canoes in ...

Author: James T Huffstodt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561647521

Category: True Crime

Page: 258

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From the first game wardens in the Everglades to present-day wildlife officers, law enforcement in the wild, untamed Everglades has kept pace with changing times. Today's game wardens chase escaped convicts, keep surveillance on drug runners, and recover wreckage from plane crashes as well as arrest deer, turkey, and alligator poachers. Meet the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting the wildlife and natural resources in the only Everglades on earth. For anyone interested in law enforcement or the Everglades.
2014-10-01 By James T Huffstodt

Compare Rachel Carson's remarks on her explorations and appreciation of the Everglades delivered in a 1954 address entitled , " The Real World Around Us . " in Carson ( 1998 : 154-9 ) . 9. On the last mentioned , see ch .

Author: Richard Weisskoff

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781008655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

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'The book provides valuable contributions on three related fronts: It places past and current debates on ecosystem restoration of the Everglades in a clear systems context that acknowledges feedback between ecosystem quality and economic growth; shows for the case of the Everglades that good intentions of providing generous financial support for restoration may lead to undesired effects that actually run counter to the original goal; and demonstrates the use of regional modeling tools to develop consistent baseline forecasts and alternative scenarios.' - Matthias Ruth, University of Maryland, College Park, US The restoration of the Florida Everglades, the largest ecosystem restoration project in the world, is now underway. Missing from the original plan, however, is a study of the region's cities and farms and the economic impact their growth will make on this already endangered ecosystem. This book provides that analysis.
2005-01-01 By Richard Weisskoff

The complete drainage of these Everglades is not only being seriously considered , but is actually in progress . The following on the " Drainage of the Everglades " is from a recent issue of Success , by J. E. Ingraham , one of the vice ...

Author: John Clayton Gifford

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89078198322

Category: Botany

Page: 226

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Everglades Echo Founder Remembered.” Everglades Echo, August 27, 2002. Miami News. “Glades Film Amazes 'Prop' Man.” July 20, 1958. Naples Daily News. Visitor's Edition, March 1983, 6E. Philcox, Phil, and Beverly Boe. “The Ox Woman.

Author: Maureen Sullivan-Hartung

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614231288

Category: History

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This book is a collection of quirky and fun stories about the history of Everglades City. Drawing from the author's time as a reporter for the Everglades City Echo, this book will chronicle lesser-known stories about the area. The book discusses the original pioneer families of Everglades City, and the time when this city was the governing center of Collier County. It goes on to chronicle colorful characters from the area, local landmarks, and the annual Seafood Festival that draws 20,000 people to the city every year.
2010-11-12 By Maureen Sullivan-Hartung

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