Greater Everglades: FairGreater Everglades Score Graphic. Overall score is 52%.  Good ratings were indicated in Periphyton, Tree islands, Nonnative fishe and Prey availability. Fair ratings were indicated in Marl Prairie, Ridge & slough, and wading birds. Poor ratings were indicated in alligators, invasive reptiles, and prey abundance.

In the Greater Everglades region, conditions varied throughout the five-year reporting period with indicator scores ranging from good to poor. Conditions for periphyton were good despite a shift in periphyton community structure. Tree islands were also in the good range due to resilience of the islands in conservation areas. Although nonnative fish had a good score overall, the score ranged from good to fair with more nonnatives in recent years. Invasive reptiles also continued to increase in number and expand their range, scoring poor overall. Multiple years of wet conditions impacted prey availability, and as a result, most wading bird targets were not met. Prey abundance and alligator indicators were impaired. Marl prairie and ridge and slough habitat were degraded; however some areas of marl prairie habitat have shown improvement.


Marix of scores by water year. Alligators scored fair in 2016 but poor in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.  Invasive reptiles scored poor in all years from 2013 to 2017. Nonnative fish scored very good in 2013, good in 2014-2015, and fair in 2016-2017. Wading birds scored fair in every year from 2013-2017.Second matrix for greater everglades. Prey abundance scored fair in 2013-2014 and poor from 2015-2017.  Tree Islands scored good from 2013-2016 and scored poor in 2017. Periphyton scored very good from 2014-2015 and scored good in 2013, 2016 and 2017.







Health Reports

Overall Health

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legend for the grading system. 0-20% is very poor. 20-40% is Poor. 40-60% is Fiar. 60-80% is good. 80-100% is very good.


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