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Recovery and Resilience of Oyster Reefs in the Big Bend of Florida

Implementing Organization

University of Florida, Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$8,334,400

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Oysters/Reefs

Project Description

Restore a degraded chain of oyster reefs in the Big Bend area of Florida to promote resilience and ecological benefit to a 50,000 acre coastal landscape comprised of vast salt marshes, seagrass beds and coastal forests that collectively host numerous fish and wildlife species of conservation and economic importance.

Contact

Peter C. Frederick
352-846-0565
pfred@ufl.edu
Project Website
Project Partners

Suwannee River Water Management District, Cedar Key OystermenaTMs Association, Cedar Key Aquaculture Association

Affiliated Institutions

None

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