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Florida Management Plans

Provides invasive species management plans for this State. For additional resources, see:


EDIS - 2016 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Ch. - Asian Citrus Psyllid and Citrus Leafminer
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY-734

Invasive Exotic Species Strategic Action Framework
The Everglades is recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the world's most unique natural and cultural resources and is also the focus of the world's largest ecosystem restoration effort. Florida and the Everglades ecosystem is especially vulnerable to the introduction, invasion, and establishment of non-native species because of its subtropical climate, the existence of major ports of entry, and the large-scale pet, aquarium, and ornamental plant industries active in the region. Combating invasive exotic species is integral to successful ecosystem restoration and to the sustainability of south Florida.

Brazilian Pepper Management Plan for Florida (July 1997; PDF | 828.4 KB)
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.

Charting the Course: The Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Tampa Bay (Aug 2017)
Tampa Bay Estuary Program.

Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP): Melaleuca Eradication and Other Exotic Plants
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

Chinese Tallow Management Plan for Florida (Sep 2005; PDF | 5.2 MB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council. Chinese Tallow Task Force.

EDIS - Controlling Invasive Exotic Plants in North Florida Forests
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #SS FOR19

Cooperative Prevention of Invasive Wildlife Introduction in Florida (Mar 2008)
Environmental Law Institute.
This report examines the complex issues faced in addressing the issue of wildlife invasions in Florida. The report analyzes state and federal laws and regulations that affect invasive wildlife species prevention efforts and makes recommendations intended to harmonize state and federal agency efforts in Florida under existing legal authorities. It also recommends changes to the existing laws and regulations that would enable agencies to proactively address the harms posed by nonnative wildlife.

Filling the Gaps: Ten Strategies to Strengthen Invasive Species Management in Florida (2004)
Environmental Law Institute.

Florida's Brazilian Peppertree Management Plan - 2nd Edition (Apr 2006; PDF | 13 MB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council. Brazilian Peppertree Task Force.

EDIS - Integrated Management of Nonnative Plants in Natural Areas of Florida
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #SP 242
Note: Former title "Control of Non-native Plants in Natural Areas of Florida"

Plant Management in Florida Waters
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
Comprehensive site why and how aquatic plants are managed in Florida waters. These five sections (why manage plants; overview of Florida waters, control methods, developing management plans, and research and outreach) will guide you through the many factors considered by Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission (FWC) biologists when developing aquatic plant management plans for Florida waters. Our priority is to manage invasive plants while also conserving and enhancing our unique aquatic habitats and wildlife communities.

Invasive Plant Management
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Management of Exotic Invasive Plants with Herbicides in Florida (PDF | 238 KB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council.
W.N. Kline and J.G. Duquesnel
Down to Earth, Vol. 51, No. 2 (1996)

Melaleuca Management
University of Florida. IFAS. TAME Melaleuca.
TAME Melaleuca (collaborative effort between U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, South Florida Water Management District, and others)

Melaleuca Management Plan: Ten Years of Successful Melaleuca Management in Florida 1988-1998 (PDF | 1.23 MB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council.

Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum) Management Plan for Florida - Second Edition (2006; PDF | 2.33 MB)
Florida Exotic Plant Pest Council. Lygodium Task Force.

Pest Exclusion Advisory Committee Report (Mar 2001; PDF | 1.9 MB)
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Submitted to the Honorable Terry L. Rhodes, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

Statewide Invasive Species Strategic Plan for Florida (2002; PDF | 3.44 MB)
University of Florida. IFAS. Integrated Pest Management.

Upland Plant Management
Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Invasive Plant Management.

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