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A GIS-Based Decision-Support Tool to Evaluate Land Management Policies in South Florida
Entry ID: USGS_GISFlorida
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Summary
Abstract: South Florida’s national parks and wildlife refuges are threatened by accelerated growth of the surrounding built environment which alters the natural hydrology and ecology, and introduces harmful levels of sediment, nutrients and toxins. Department of the Interior scientists and land managers are faced with major informational and financial challenges and conflicting stakeholder interests in their efforts to manage and protect resources to fulfill their stewardship responsibilities. The primary objective of the project is to develop a GIS-based ecosystem portfolio model (EPM) for Park Service/Fish and Wildlife Service scientists and managers to use to develop and evaluate strategies to protect the interests of South Florida parks and refuges in the face of development pressures. The EPM will integrate natural science, land use, and economic information to assist with land use scenario evaluation, land use planning, and ecological assessments related to land use. Ultimately, restoration success will depend on well coordinated, collaborative, and integrated efforts among participating agencies and stakeholders to implement a reasonable balance between human needs and the needs of the ecosystem.

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Service Citation
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey
Title: A GIS-Based Decision-Support Tool to Evaluate Land Management Policies in South Florida
Provider: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://geography.wr.usgs.gov/science/GISFlorida.html
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
Service Provider
Western Region Geography, Geography Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Service Provider Personnel
Name: USGS WESTERN PUBLICATIONS GROUP
Phone: 650-329-5057
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Rd, MS 951
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

BILL LABIOSA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 650-329-4279
Email: blabiosa at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
345 Middlefield Road Mail Stop 531
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2008-09-23
SERF Last Revision Date: 2008-09-24
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