Specifically, our goals in SWFL are to:
Why is working across fences important?
Florida is an inviting destination for invasive species that
threaten to undermine the health of the state's fragile environment. Non-native
plants and animals can greatly alter the native landscape, adversely impact
native wildlife, destroy agricultural crops and threaten public health. Public
and private land managers in Florida agree that invasive non-native species are
a statewide problem with high ecological and economic costs.
Because invasive species are not confined by fences,
property lines, or political boundaries, a cooperative approach is needed to
connect private landowners and public land managers with invasive species
expertise and assistance programs. All stakeholders, both public and private,
can benefit from collaborative efforts to reduce the threat.
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Public scoping comments for updating our fire management plan are due by Feb. 27, 2015.