Upland Pine, Blackwater River State Forest. Photo by Gary Knight

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Update from the Field: FNAI Biologists Begin Busy Fall Season

FNAI staff are in the field year-round, but fall and spring are especially busy times.  Based on current plans, our biologists will be visiting no fewer than 17 sites across Florida over the next few months.

Projects include rare plant, gopher tortoise, and invasive species surveys, Objective-Based Vegetation Management Monitoring, and historical and current natural communities mapping.  These projects will be contributing to our Element Occurrence database of rare plants, animals, and natural communities, as well as informing the efforts of conservation land managers around the state.  Along with biologists from local, state, and federal agencies and NGOs, FNAI staff are the "boots on the ground" for Florida conservation!