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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The First Biennial Review – 2006 Appendix C Status of Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) Components1 1 This list reflects MAP component status as of August 2006.
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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The First Biennial Review – 2006 APPENDIX C MAP Component MAP Section Status Contracting Agency Implementing Entity Greater Everglades Wetlands Module Fish Sampling Methods Testing in Forested Wetlands 22.214.171.124 Under way USACE USGS and Audubon Aquatic Fauna Regional Populations and Periphyton Mat Cover and Composition 126.96.36.199.9 Under way SFWMD FIU Dry Season Aquatic Fauna Concentrations 188.8.131.52 Under way SFWMD FAU Wading Bird Nesting Colony Location, Size, and Timing 184.108.40.206 Under way USACE UF Wood Stork and Roseate Spoonbill Nesting 220.127.116.11 Under way USACE FAU and Audubon of Florida American Alligator Distribution, Size, and Nesting 18.104.22.168 Under way USACE UF American Crocodile Juvenile Growth and Survival 22.214.171.124 Under way USACE USGS Effects of Environmental Mercury Exposure on Development and Reproduction of White Ibises 126.96.36.199 Under way USACE UF Regional Distribution of Soil Nutrients 188.8.131.52 To be implemented in FY07 USACE UF Sediment Elevation and Accumulation in Response to Hydrology and Vegetation 3.13.9 Under way USACE USGS Coastal Gradients: Salinity, Flow and Nutrients 184.108.40.206 Under way USACE USGS Systemwide Vegetation Mapping 220.127.116.11 Under way SFWMD SFWMD, with private contract with Avineon, Inc. Landscape Pattern: Marl Prairie/Slough Gradients 18.104.22.168 Under way USACE FIU
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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The First Biennial Review – 2006 MAP Component MAP Section Status Contracting Agency Implementing Entity Landscape Pattern Ridge, Slough, Tree Islands Mosaic 22.214.171.124 To be implemented in FY 2006 SFWMD Under contracting process Greater Everglades Stratified Random Design 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 Completed pilot study ongoing SFWMD FIU Transect and Sentinel Sampling Design 184.108.40.206 Completed SFWMD FIU Tidal Creek Geomorphic Survey in Southwest Everglades 220.127.116.11 Completed SFWMD USGS Greater Everglades Regional Aquatic Fauna Baseline Characterization 18.104.22.168 Completed pilot study ongoing SFWMD FIU Crayfish Population Dynamics and Hydrological Influences 22.214.171.124 Under way SFWMD FAU Systematic Reconnaissance Flights Wading Bird Distribution Surveys Synthesis, 1985-2001 126.96.36.199 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Transect Water Quality and Biological Sampling 188.8.131.52 Under way SFWMD SFWMD and FDEP Everglades Soil Mapping (Regional Distribution of Soil Nutrients) 184.108.40.206 Completed SFWMD UF Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment 220.127.116.11 Completed SFWMD in collaboration with USFWS SFWMD Southern Estuaries Module Salinity Monitoring Network, Biscayne Bay 18.104.22.168 Under way SFWMD NPS South Florida Fish Habitat Assessment Network 22.214.171.124 Under way SFWMD FWC Seagrass Fish and Invertebrate Assessment Network 126.96.36.199 Under way USACE NOAA
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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The First Biennial Review – 2006 MAP Component MAP Section Status Contracting Agency Implementing Entity Shoreline Fish Community Visual Assessment 188.8.131.52 Under way USACE NOAA Juvenile Spotted Seatrout Monitoring in Florida Bay 184.108.40.206 Under way USACE NOAA Large-Scale Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Remote Sensing 220.127.116.11 Under way SFWMD FWC Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping in Florida and Biscayne Bays 18.104.22.168 Completed SFWMD FWC Southern Estuaries Dissolved Organic Matter Fate and Effect 22.214.171.124 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Northeast Florida Bay Water Quality Trends 126.96.36.199 Completed SFWMD SFWMD Northern Estuaries Module Salinity Monitoring Network 188.8.131.52 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Caloosahatchee Water Quality and Phytoplankton Monitoring Network 184.108.40.206 Completed SFWMD Mote Marine Lab Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Mapping from Aerial Photography; Indian River Lagoon and Loxahatchee Estuary Seagrass Photography and Mapping 220.127.116.11 Completed SFWMD SFWMD SAV Monitoring for Caloosahatchee Estuary 18.104.22.168 Under way SFWMD Mote Marine Lab and SCCF SAV Transects/Visual Surveys for St. Lucie Estuary/Indian River Lagoon, Lake Worth Lagoon, and Loxahatchee River Estuary 22.214.171.124 Under way in all estuaries except Lake Worth Lagoon SFWMD SFWMD Oyster Monitoring Network 126.96.36.199 Under way SFWMD FWC, FGCU Juvenile Fish Community Monitoring Network 188.8.131.52 Under way in Caloosahatchee SFWMD ECOS
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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The First Biennial Review – 2006 MAP Component MAP Section Status Contracting Agency Implementing Entity (Caloosahatchee Estuary, St. Lucie Estuary and Indian River Lagoon) Estuary; pilot project for St. Lucie Estuary/Indian River Lagoon with proposed FY 2006 start Benthic Macroinvertebrate Monitoring St. Lucie Estuary and Southern Indian River Lagoon 184.108.40.206 Under way in St. Lucie Estuary/Indian River Lagoon, planned FY 2006 start in Loxahatchee Estuary SFWMD Smithsonian Marine Station Caloosahatchee Estuary Submerged Aquatic Mapping from Aerial Photography 220.127.116.11 Completed SFWMD Us Imagining and Avineon, Inc. Caloosahatchee Estuary/ Charlotte Harbor Juvenile Fisheries Monitoring 18.104.22.168 Under way SFWMD FWC Charlotte Harbor Research 22.214.171.124 Completed SFWMD Mote Marine Southern Indian River Lagoon Seagrass and Macro-algae Monitoring 126.96.36.199 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Lake Okeechobee Module Lake Okeechobee Benthic acroinvertebrates 188.8.131.52 Under way SFWMD FWC Lake Okeechobee Fish Condition and Population Structure 184.108.40.206 Under way SFWMD FWC Water Quality Monitoring 220.127.116.11 Under way SFWMD SFWMD SAV growth, competition, and germination experiments for evaluation tool construction 18.104.22.168 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Lake Okeechobee Trophic Community Structure 22.214.171.124 Under way SFWMD FWC
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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades: The First Biennial Review – 2006 MAP Component MAP Section Status Contracting Agency Implementing Entity Lake Okeechobee Taxonomic Support Services for Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Monitoring 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 Completed SFWMD SFWMD, John Beaver Associates Lake Okeechobee Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring 184.108.40.206 Completed SFWMD SFWMD Lake Okeechobee Littoral Zone Emergent Vegetation mapping/monitoring 220.127.116.11 Under way SFWMD Photoscience, Inc. South Florida Hydrology Monitoring Network Module Regional Hydrology Monitoring Network Optimization Study 18.104.22.168 Completed SFWMD SFWMD-internal Regional Hydrology Monitoring Network Water Conservation Area 1 Elevations 3.1.1 Completed SFWMD USGS South Florida Hydrology Monitoring Network 22.214.171.124 Under way USACE USGS South Florida Mercury Bioaccumulation Module Mercury Bioaccumulation 126.96.36.199 Under way USACE NOAA Potential to Reduce Rates of Mercury Methylation through a Reduction in Sulfur Inputs 188.8.131.52 Under way SFWMD SFWMD NOTE: FAU: Florida Atlantic University; FGCU: Florida Gulf Coast University; FIU: Florida International University; FWC: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; NOAA: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; NPS: National Park Service; SAV: submerged aquatic vegetation; SCCF: Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation; SFWMD: South Florida Water Management District; UF: University of Florida; USACE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; USFS: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; USGS: U.S. Geological Survey. SOURCE: McLean et al. (2005); McLean et al. (2006); RECOVER (2004); Tomma Barnes, April Huffman, Darren Rumbold, Bruce Sharfstein, Patti Sime, SFWMD, personal communication, 2006.