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Upland Habitat Information and Resources

This section includes information on the Upland Habitat program. It also provides a plant list, complete with images, of many of Florida's native plant species that are indicative of ecosystem health. Plant list information includes ecosystem type, region, interesting facts (such as edibility, history, medicinal uses, etc), common name, scientific name, and plant family.



Upland Habitat Scientists Evaluate, Monitor and Restore Florida’s Natural Lands

The Upland Habitat program consists of highly skilled research ecologists who evaluate the ecological structure of FWC lands and develop and execute complex land restoration projects.

Plant List (Florida Species Indicative of Good Ecosystem Health)

The Upland Habitat Plant List, complete with images, includes information such as each species' region, ecosystem type, interesting facts (including edibility, history, medicinal uses, etc), and plant family.

Contact Upland Habitat

This article contains contact information for the FWC's Upland Habitat Research and Monitoring.


FWC Facts:
Manatees feed for 6 to 8 hours daily, consuming about 4 to 9 percent of their body weight in wet vegetation, such as seagrass and other aquatic plants.

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