Program Info

Website
Region(s)
SW
Summary
This project aims to restore native vegetation to state owned spoil islands in the Pinellas County and Boca Ceiga Bay Aquatic Preserves. Many of these islands have become overgrown with invasive exotic species. By removing these exotics and planting or allowing the regrowth of native vegetation, the spoil islands are able to provide a natural, native habitat with foraging grounds for a variety of wildlife including migratory songbirds. Spoil island erosion is also a concern. Removing exotic species that accelerate erosion (such as Australian pines) allows native species with coastal resilience to be able to thrive and stabilize the islands.
Parameters
Acreage, site location and in some instances, species composition and elevation mapping
Notes
Application
These data are utilized on an annual basis to maintain areas free of invasive exotic vegetation and to track treatment and re-treatment efforts.
Publications
Available upon request
Start
TBD
End
Current
Frequency
Annual
Method
GPS mapping
Discontinuity
Data Location
Data Format

Habitats
RCP Program not part of SEACAR analysis
Recommended Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Sara Brehm

Environmental Specialist II

Sara.Brehm@dep.state.fl.us

239-530-1012

Program Extent

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Indicators

Indicator
RCP Program not part of SEACAR analysis - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

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