By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee on Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem
The file evaluates the plan to watch and check the situation of Florida's Everglades as recovery efforts continue. The record unearths that the plan is easily grounded in clinical conception and principals of adaptive administration. even if, steps could be taken to make sure that info from these tracking the ecology of the Everglades is quickly on hand to these imposing the general recovery attempt. additionally, the plan must position larger attention on how inhabitants progress and land-use alterations will have an effect on the recovery attempt and vice versa.
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Another justification for a passive approach is that it is simpler than an active one because it limits the number of choices available to managers if undesirable ecosystem responses occur at any point in the restoration. However, taking this simple approach at a critical juncture could complicate later management options and hamstring subsequent actions. While limiting management options in a system as complex as the Everglades may be desirable from the management point of view, this lack of flexibility is also a fundamental drawback of the passive adaptive management approach (Walters and Holling, 1990).
Provide recreational and navigation opportunities. Protect cultural and archeological resources and values. These goals and their components—four ecological and five societal—were crafted to achieve a broad consensus among disparate stakeholders and the committee does not challenge them. ” Habitat is an organism-specific concept and refers to the set of resources and conditions that allow an organism to occupy an area (Pianka, 1978). Thus, use of the term habitat in the restoration goals potentially puts the emphasis on restoration of a place to its former condition as opposed to restoration of desirable ecosystem processes that may or may not produce a return to the historical conditions in that place (Bradshaw, 1996).
These errors could involve the natural system, such as estimation of flow resistance, or the engineered system, such as components of the Restoration Plan. In any case, periodic comparisons of predicted and actual hydrologic variables would enable continual improvement of the hydrologic model. , ridge and slough, marl prairies) are the basis of the Restoration Plan ecological monitoring program. 4 Thus, these broad-scale measures are not evaluated in this report. However, suggestions are provided about a useful approach for developing such a set of measures.