A spring and fall floral survey was conducted at Cypress Lakes Preserve for the Hernando County Planning Department. This 324-acre, ecologically diverse preserve is located on the Withlacochee River. The floral species lists and habitat descriptions generated by this study assisted in the development of an ecologically sound management plan for the preserve.
Environmental data was gathered for this 1,946-acre potential restoration area proposed by the South Florida Water Management District.The tasks included mapping and describing the natural plant communities by Florida Natural Areas Inventory classification system, providing a comprehensive (multi-season) plant species inventory by parcel and natural community type, the preparation of GIS-compatible maps of the existing plant communities, exotic/nuisance species, and the locations of all listed plant species.
Lake Forest Protected Species Survey (Hillsborough County)
Rezoning of this 640-acre site that is divided by Cypress Creek, a tributary to the Hillsborough River, required wildlife surveys compliant with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissionís guidelines for Section 8.D. of the Application for Development Approval.ECO conducted surveys and habitat assessment for species such as the gopher frog, gopher tortoise, American alligator, eastern indigo snake, southern bald eagle, southeastern American kestrel, snowy egret, little blue heron, white ibis, limpkin, tri-colored heron, wood stork and Florida black bear.ECOís scientists also drafted written delineation methodology in order to clearly differentiate between the on-site mesic and xeric habitat.