Citizen Science and Habitat Restoration

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    Pitcher plants (Saracennia flava)
  • Tarflower (Bejaria racemosa)
  • Imperilled Broward scrub
  • Milkweed map
  • Planting natives at Lake Louisa State Park
  • Cigar orchid (Cyrtopodiuim punctatum)
  • Secret Woods Nature Center
  • Collecting seed for restoration
  • Tagged monarch butterfly
  • Trout lily preserve
  • Map of rare species along roadsides
  • St. Andrews State Park

FNPS members across the state bring expertise for a broad array conservation projects:

  • seed collection for restoration projects
  • propagation of plants for restoration projects
  • monitoring of plant populations
  • native plant surveys and floristic inventories
  • invasive plant species removal
  • prescribed fire
  • plant rescues from sites slated for development

Our partners include Florida State Parks, Florida Water Management Districts, Florida Forest Service, Orlando International Airport, county and city parks, local nature preserves, private landowners, Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative, Florida Wildflower Foundation, Florida Association of Native Nurseries, and many more.

Milkweed Mapping Project

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Under the leadership of FNPS Conservation Committee member Scott Davis, we are documenting occurrences of Florida’s native milkweed (Asclepias) species throughout the state.  Many of our milkweed species are important hosts for monarch butterflies.  Mr. Davis has documented 21 native milkweed…

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Rare Species Roadside Mapping Project

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We are documenting occurrences of Florida’s rare plant species throughout the state that are located within road right-of-ways and utility easements.  This is important because many companies and contractors have begun using herbicide in place of mowing.  Additionally, many of our rare species…

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Current Projects

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The FNPS Conservation Committee and members throughout the state are working to preserve and restore our public lands and conserve the genetic diversity in our native plant populations.  This work benefits people and all living organisms that depend on our native plants, plant communities and Florida’s natural lands for survival.  

North Florida

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Wolf Creen Trout Lily Preserve On the second Tuesday of each month, a volunteer group from the Magnolia Chapter works at Wolf Creek Trout Lily Preserve to remove invasive plants, including privet, Japanese climbing fern, Japanese honeysuckle, and Nandina. This 140 acre property in Grady County, Georgia…

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Central Florida

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Sandhill Habitat Restoration Our members are working on numerous Sandhill habitat restoration projects with our partners throughout central Florida. Projects are located at Lake Louisa State Park, St. John’s River Water Management District, Oakland Nature Preserve, Mead Gardens, Lake County Parks…

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South Florida

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South Florida Rare Species Conservation Partnerships Much of our focus in south Florida is on critically endangered plant communities such as Pine Rocklands and Scrub. Because so many of the lands supporting these plant communities have been lost to development, many of the plant species native to these…

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