Greater Everglades: Fair
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.