Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4
     

Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project:Vegetation Analysis Tasks
Contract No:  70974
Goals and Objectives
 
The Florida Ranchlands Environmental Services Project (FRESP) was launched in 2005 after the World Wildlife Fund with several cattle ranchers in the Lake Okeechobee basin, concluded that a program to promote changes in water management practices on 850,000 acres of improved and unimproved pasture could moderate water flows to the lake, reduce phosphorus loads beyond what is required by LOPP, and add to wetlands habitat. The study concluded that the agencies could buy these environmental services from cattle ranchers at a lower cost than producing the services by building new public works projects. This part of the program looked at increase wetland habitat and increasing habitat for multiple species on pasture lands.
 
 
Available Outputs

Title: Presentation: Research to Refine the Design of PES Programs in Florida Ranchlands: Shifts in Vegetative Communities. ACES and Ecosystem Markets Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Dec 10-14, 2012.
Authors: Boughton, E., P. Bohlen, M. Clark, S. Shukla, H. Swain

Title: Technical Report: OKEECHOBEE ISOLATED WETLANDS: INFLUENCES OF HYDROPERIOD ON PLANT SPECIES NATIVENESS IN IMPROVED PASTURE RANCHLANDS. 2012.
Authors: Neumann. J.M.
Project Lead
Clark, Mark
 
Project Participants
Clark, Mark
 
Additional Participants
P. Bohlen
J.M. Neumann
H. Swain
 
EcoSystem:
Wetlands
 
WIClassLevel: 
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
 
ThrustArea: 
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
 
Sponsor
WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
 
Grant Award Dates
8/1/2008 to 7/31/2009