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Management Programs of Big Bend Seagrasses Aquatic Preserve Quick Topics
Mesh to stabilize shoreline
  • Resource Management

    Staff work with environmental resource permitting agencies to ensure only proper dredge and fill activities occur within the preserve. They are also working with the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services' Division of Aquaculture to relocate clam leases and establish live-rock leases.
  • Education and Outreach

    The enormous size of the preserve and small staff size limit education and outreach efforts to kiosks, presentations to targeted user groups, including classrooms, and programs at the preserve office in Crystal River Preserve State Park.
Seagrass biomass samples
  • Research and Monitoring

    Staff are conducting extensive surveys to establish baseline conditions of seagrass habitat, including distribution, abundance, productivity and health. Coupled with their water quality monitoring and efforts by the Suwannee River Water Management District, these surveys help evaluate conditions and address management needs.



Last updated: April 06, 2015

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