The property lies inside the Everglades Headwaters Nationwide Wildlife Refuge (EHNWR), a area with a necessary function in defending and restoring water sources whereas serving as one of many nation’s most essential biodiversity hotspots with many endemic (discovered solely on this area) and listed species. This space provides many of the water wanted for Everglades restoration in addition to ingesting water for one-third of all Floridians and helps iconic species such because the Florida panther, Everglade snail kite, crested caracara, Florida grasshopper sparrow, Florida scrub-jay, and huge populations of wading birds.
The Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation and our companion, The Florida Conservation Group, work on the watershed scale within the Better Everglades Area to guard and restore wildlife habitat, wetlands, and floodplains.
Cattle ranches are the first rural land use in these watersheds, and their safety means they’ll proceed to offer essential habitat, wildlife corridors, and the most effective alternatives for wetland restoration and water storage at the moment and for generations to return.
For extra info, please contact Julie Morris, Florida and Gulf Coast Applications Supervisor, Nationwide Wildlife Refuge Affiliation.