South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

Background

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The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (Task Force) was established by section 528(f) of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996. The Task Force consists of 14 members from four sovereign entities. There are seven federal, two tribal, and five state and local government representatives.

The duties of the Task Force are to:


Coordinate the development of consistent policies, strategies, plans, programs, projects, activities, and priorities addressing the restoration, preservation, and protection of the South Florida ecosystem;

Exchange information regarding programs, projects and activities of the agencies and entities represented on the Task Force to promote ecosystem restoration and maintenance;

Facilitate the resolution of interagency and intergovernmental conflicts associated with the restoration of the South Florida ecosystem among the agencies and entities represented on the Task Force;

Coordinate scientific and other research associated with the restoration of the South Florida ecosystem;

Provide assistance and support to agencies and entities represented on the Task Force in their restoration activities.