Florida Ecological Restoration Inventory
Project Needs Descriptions
- Analysis: Project needs additional analysis
performed which can include site analysis (hydrodynamics, evaluation of
impacts, etc.) or overall project analysis (fiscal needs, legal constraints,
- Community Support: General acceptance of the
project scope of work is needed by those that it either directly or indirectly
impacts or benefits.
- Equipment: Machinery, instruments, or other
tools are necessary to implement the restoration project.
- Engineering Assistance: Project design and
engineering is required.
- Funding: Financial assistance is necessary for
the successful implementation of the restoration project.
- Government/permitting approval: Applicable
permits or approvals to carry out the implementation of the restoration project
need to be obtained.
- Inventory: Project would benefit from surveying
or documenting the natural and cultural features located on a site.
- Mapping: Project needs areas of interest
delineated or cartographic representations of the spatial relationships between
natural and/or cultural features located on or around a site.
- Modeling: Review and analysis of existing and
potential relationships of ecological elements are needed for either a
comparative reference system or for the restoration site. For example: given
appropriate data a computer could generate a model of the future hydrological
conditions of an area if certain conditions are met.
- Monitoring: the observation, measurement, and
documentation of ecological elements needs to be initiated or continued to
monitor the success of the restored site.
- Legal Assistance: an assistance provided by an
attorney or other legal representative of the courts is needed to pursue the
- Legislation: Current statutes and/or rules
constrain the ability to implement the restoration project as designed and
should be reviewed.
- Public Outreach: Educational materials or
programs need to be developed in order to generate increased community
awareness and involvement in the project
- Research: The structured investigation of any
element of information missing from the potential restoration project.
- Training: In order to successfully implement the
restoration project, staff, contractors, and/or volunteers need to receive
additional training in restoration planning, design, or implementation (e.g.
training in prescribed burning, planting techniques, system hydrology, etc.).
- Volunteers: individuals or community groups are
needed to assist in a particular stage of the project.