Appendix C
Status of Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) Components1

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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 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 3.1.3.8 Under way USACE USGS and Audubon Aquatic Fauna Regional Populations and Periphyton Mat Cover and Composition 3.1.3.8.9 Under way SFWMD FIU Dry Season Aquatic Fauna Concentrations 3.1.3.11 Under way SFWMD FAU Wading Bird Nesting Colony Location, Size, and Timing 3.1.3.13 Under way USACE UF Wood Stork and Roseate Spoonbill Nesting 3.1.3.14 Under way USACE FAU and Audubon of Florida American Alligator Distribution, Size, and Nesting 3.1.3.15 Under way USACE UF American Crocodile Juvenile Growth and Survival 3.1.3.16 Under way USACE USGS Effects of Environmental Mercury Exposure on Development and Reproduction of White Ibises 3.1.4.10 Under way USACE UF Regional Distribution of Soil Nutrients 3.1.3.2 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 3.1.3.3 Under way USACE USGS Systemwide Vegetation Mapping 3.1.3.4 Under way SFWMD SFWMD, with private contract with Avineon, Inc. Landscape Pattern: Marl Prairie/Slough Gradients 3.1.3.5 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 3.1.3.6 To be implemented in FY 2006 SFWMD Under contracting process Greater Everglades Stratified Random Design 3.1.3.1 3.1.3.10 Completed pilot study ongoing SFWMD FIU Transect and Sentinel Sampling Design 3.1.3.1 Completed SFWMD FIU Tidal Creek Geomorphic Survey in Southwest Everglades 3.1.3.7 Completed SFWMD USGS Greater Everglades Regional Aquatic Fauna Baseline Characterization 3.1.3.10 Completed pilot study ongoing SFWMD FIU Crayfish Population Dynamics and Hydrological Influences 3.1.4.6 Under way SFWMD FAU Systematic Reconnaissance Flights Wading Bird Distribution Surveys Synthesis, 1985-2001 3.1.4.9 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Transect Water Quality and Biological Sampling 3.1.3.1 Under way SFWMD SFWMD and FDEP Everglades Soil Mapping (Regional Distribution of Soil Nutrients) 3.1.3.2 Completed SFWMD UF Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment 3.1.4.4 Completed SFWMD in collaboration with USFWS SFWMD Southern Estuaries Module Salinity Monitoring Network, Biscayne Bay 3.2.3.2 Under way SFWMD NPS South Florida Fish Habitat Assessment Network 3.2.3.3 Under way SFWMD FWC Seagrass Fish and Invertebrate Assessment Network 3.2.3.5 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 3.2.3.6 Under way USACE NOAA Juvenile Spotted Seatrout Monitoring in Florida Bay 3.2.3.7 Under way USACE NOAA Large-Scale Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Remote Sensing 3.2.3.4 Under way SFWMD FWC Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping in Florida and Biscayne Bays 3.2.3.4 Completed SFWMD FWC Southern Estuaries Dissolved Organic Matter Fate and Effect 3.2.4.3 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Northeast Florida Bay Water Quality Trends 3.2.3.1 Completed SFWMD SFWMD Northern Estuaries Module Salinity Monitoring Network 3.3.3.1 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Caloosahatchee Water Quality and Phytoplankton Monitoring Network 3.3.3.2 Completed SFWMD Mote Marine Lab Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Mapping from Aerial Photography; Indian River Lagoon and Loxahatchee Estuary Seagrass Photography and Mapping 3.3.3.3 Completed SFWMD SFWMD SAV Monitoring for Caloosahatchee Estuary 3.3.3.4 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 3.3.3.5 Under way in all estuaries except Lake Worth Lagoon SFWMD SFWMD Oyster Monitoring Network 3.3.3.6 Under way SFWMD FWC, FGCU Juvenile Fish Community Monitoring Network 3.3.3.7 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 3.3.3.8 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 3.3.3.3 Completed SFWMD Us Imagining and Avineon, Inc. Caloosahatchee Estuary/ Charlotte Harbor Juvenile Fisheries Monitoring 3.3.3.7 Under way SFWMD FWC Charlotte Harbor Research 3.3.4.1 Completed SFWMD Mote Marine Southern Indian River Lagoon Seagrass and Macro-algae Monitoring 3.3.3.5 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Lake Okeechobee Module Lake Okeechobee Benthic acroinvertebrates 3.4.3.5 Under way SFWMD FWC Lake Okeechobee Fish Condition and Population Structure 3.4.3.6 Under way SFWMD FWC Water Quality Monitoring 3.4.3.1 Under way SFWMD SFWMD SAV growth, competition, and germination experiments for evaluation tool construction 3.4.4.4 Under way SFWMD SFWMD Lake Okeechobee Trophic Community Structure 3.4.3.6 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 3.4.3.1 3.4.3.4 Completed SFWMD SFWMD, John Beaver Associates Lake Okeechobee Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring 3.4.3.3 Completed SFWMD SFWMD Lake Okeechobee Littoral Zone Emergent Vegetation mapping/monitoring 3.4.3.2 Under way SFWMD Photoscience, Inc. South Florida Hydrology Monitoring Network Module Regional Hydrology Monitoring Network Optimization Study 3.5.3.1 Completed SFWMD SFWMD-internal Regional Hydrology Monitoring Network Water Conservation Area 1 Elevations 3.1.1 Completed SFWMD USGS South Florida Hydrology Monitoring Network 3.5.4.1 Under way USACE USGS South Florida Mercury Bioaccumulation Module Mercury Bioaccumulation 3.6.3.1 Under way USACE NOAA Potential to Reduce Rates of Mercury Methylation through a Reduction in Sulfur Inputs 3.6.4.4 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.