Last updated: October 26, 1998
Other Everglades Resources on the Internet
Background Readings, & News
- This is the official web site of Everglades National Park, providing general visitor information about the location, accommodations, rates, facilities, etc. for the Park, as well as articles from the Park newsletter, press releases, and an Everglades FAQ document.
- The National Park Service has prepared this description of ENP's museum and archives facility, with a brief overview of the scope and size of the
- Founded in 1969 by activist/writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas, this non-profit group continues to offer educational programs and information services dedicated to the Everglades.
- Online copies of the quarterly newsletter produced by Everglades National Park.
The first of this series, produced in April 1998, covers the Central and Southern Florida Restudy; purchase of Everglades Agricultural Area lands; enhancement of Water Preserve Areas; the Environmental Impact Study for the Homestead Air Reserve Base area; the near-extinct status of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow; the cooperation of the Tavernier Science Center and the Everglades Conservation Office (NAS-ECO); and more
- Army Corps of Engineers COL. Terry Rice gives current restoration efforts
a mixed review. (Miami Herald, June 1997)
The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) provides a look at the Kissimmee River restoration plan and ongoing research on the Kissimmee River Basin.
- This excellent article written by Don Hinrichsen for the Summer 1995 issue of Amicus Journal covers
the history of Everglades drainage and destruction, and provides a useful timeline of events from the earliest efforts to drain Lake Okeechobee in 1881 to the passage of the Everglades Forever Act in 1994.
- The Nature Conservancy has prepared this report on exotic species invasions, with a special section on Melaleuca's intrusion into the Everglades
- An illustrated introduction to the plants of the Everglades prepared by students
at Andrews University.
Fact sheet prepared by the Interpretive office at Everglades National Park.
- Overview of the Everglades, prepared by the Interpretive office at Everglades National Park.
- Norman Boucher's article, reprinted from Technology Review, looks at the benefits -- and costs -- of restoring the Everglades.
- George Mason University geography major Terrence Busch prepared this hypermedia report on the destruction of the Florida Everglades as his senior project.
- UNESCO maintains this page featuring the World Heritage Sites in the United States, of which the Everglades is one.
Everglades Province [Chapter 50 In Ecological Subregions of the United States]
- General introduction to the geomorphology, soils, vegetation and other
ecological characteristics of the Florida Everglades.
- Produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council,a non-profit environmental advocacy agency, this document discusses questions such as 'what makes the Everglades unique'; 'what has caused their current threatened condition'; and 'what's being done to 'save the Everglades''.
- Brief article discusses research findings from a study at UM's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, indicating that Florida Bay's water problems may have originated from the construction of the Florida East
Coast Railway in the 19th century.
Mercury In Florida's Environment
- General discussion of the causes, impacts and possible solutions for mercury in the Everglades.
Our Living Resources
- This hypertext book represents the "report to the Nation on the distribution, abundance, and health of U.S. plants, animals, and ecosystems", produced by the National Biological Service, US Department of the Interior. It is the online version of the Printed and CD-ROM book by the same name. Several sections of the book (including "Coastal & Marine Ecosystems", "Human Influences") include descriptions of Everglades-related species, ecosystems, and
management problems within the park and throughout South Florida.
- This site offers excerpts from the book The Everglades, published by the Florida Conservation Foundation.
- A brief essay reprinted from Gunderson, et al.Barriers and bridges to the renewal of regional ecosystems Columbia University Press, New York, in press.
EVERGLADES in the NEWS
- This column by Miami Herald reporter Cy Zaneski covers the south Florida environment beat.
- This monthly newsletter published by the Friends of the Everglades covers new actions, news items, and environmental goings-on in south Florida.
- National Parks and Conservation Association report on the Everglades and the 10 most endangered national parks.
- "After more than a half-century of intensive agricultural and suburban
development in south Florida, and the related depletion and disruption of the
region's natural water flows, the national parks of the state-particularly
Everglades, Big Cypress, and Biscayne-are shadows of their former selves."
- Written recently, Jacob Berstein of the Miami New Times presents the Natural System Model, a controversial restoration plan that hopefully will save the Everglades.
- Recent article from the Christian Science Monitor examines the actions of
environmentalists, sugar industry leaders,
and the federal government to fund Everglades restoration.
- The Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel offers a special 'online' edition of their newspaper, with
stories about Everglades past, present and future.
- The South Florida Environmental Reader, or SFER, is an electronic newsletter focusing on environmental issues and topics relating to South Florida, including many articles and news items about the Everglades.
This site provides the current issue, along with archives of previous ones.
- Written in late October 1996, this series of articles from the Tampa Tribune look at the troubled Everglades environment and how the proposed (and ultimately defeated) sugar tax could be used to help restore it.
- In this column, Miami-based humorist Dave Barry presents his account of a day's hike in the Florida Everglades.
Other Everglades Resources On the Internet
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