Fact Sheet 99-181
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Gerould Sarah, and Higer, Aaron, compilers, 1999, U.S. Geological Survey program
on the South Florida Ecosystem--Proceedings of South Florida Restoration Science
Forum, May 17-19, 1999, Boca Raton, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File
Report 99-181, 121 p.
The purpose of the forum is to highlight the powerful connection between science
and management decisions in restoration efforts. The public's investment in science
is paying off in support of better management decisions and restoration of
imperiled south Florida Ecosystems, including the internationally recognized,
globally significant Everglades. The forum affords a unique opportunity for
elected officials and other policy- and decision makers, along with the general
public, to see--under one roof--highlights of the most significant restoration
science and management efforts underway.
The forum promotes the link between science and management. Scientists and
decisionmakers will come together to discuss the needs of each in order to
ensure that plans for restoration are based in science and are the most cost
effective and highest quality possible. Continued vigilance over south Florida
ecosystems is essential to prevent further harm and to restore them.
Representatives from numerous federal, state, local, and nongovernmental
entities are organizing the forum for the Science Coordination Team of the
South Florida Ecosystem Working Group. The U.S. Geological Survey and the
South Florida Water Management District are the primary hosts of the forum.