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Resources of GTM Research Reserve Quick Topics
  • Physical Features
    GTM Research Reserve is flat and low, ranging from sea level to 40 foot dunes. The Tolomato, Guana and Matanzas River estuaries form a system of bar-bounded estuaries that extend south from Jacksonville to south of Marineland in Flagler County.
  • Archaeological Resources
    There are currently 61 recorded archaeological sites within the boundaries directly managed by GTM Research Reserve, including a burial mound, numerous shell middens, a Spanish mission and homestead sites.
  • Forest Resources
    The most practical application of silviculture within the CAMA managed areas of GTM Research Reserve is as a tool in achieving restoration objectives and reducing wildfire hazards.
  • Natural Communities
    GTM Research Reserve contains natural communities ranging from oceanic to estuarine to freshwater to wetlands to uplands.
  • Wildlife
    • Species List (pdf - 59 KB)
      GTM Research Reserve is located on the boundary of temperate and tropical habitats, giving it an enormous diversity of species.
    • Listed Species
      GTM Research Reserve contains habitat for 48 animal and 8 plant species that are listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern.
    • Invasive and Problem Species
      Invasive species are those wild or feral plants or animals that are not native to Florida, but were introduced as a result of human-related activities and have become a threat to natural communities. The best strategy to protect GTM Research Reserve's natural resources from invasive species is prevention.
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Last updated: April 12, 2013

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