The Everglades Ecosystem: From Engineering to Litigation to Consensus-Based Restoration
13 St. Thomas L. Rev. 667 (2000)
30 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2015
Date Written: September 9, 2011
This article explores the history and future of South Florida's ecosystem restoration efforts. Part II provides a general introduction to South Florida's history of attempting to transform nature through engineering and manipulation of the natural environment. Part III explores the consequences of those engineering efforts for the Everglades ecosystem, and its recent history of litigation, negotiation and legislation that culminated with the passage and ongoing implementation of the Everglades Forever Act and Congressional adoption of historic legislation implementing the CERP. Part IV describes the future of environmental restoration throughout the greater Everglades ecosystem, including the restoration of Lake Okeechobee and the implementation and funding of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Finally, Part V provides the authors' conclusions.
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