Central Florida Lygodium Strategy

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Agency NameThe Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Web Site http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/howwework/Lygodium-Old-World-Climbing-Fern-Stopping-the-Spread-in-Central-Florida.xml
Project Annual Funding Level varies
Range of Funding (Landowner) varies
Criteria for funding project Based on priorities set for early detection and treatment of Lygodium microphyllum infestations.
Geographic Coverage AreaCentral Florida. 2015 priority counties are North Pinellas, Northern Hillsborough, Pasco,Hernando,Sumter, Lake, Orange,Volusia, Northern Brevard, Northern Polk.
Description of ProgramThe project strives to create a 'lygodium-free' zone across central Florida, through a coordinated approach involving public and private land owners and managers. To that end, The Nature Conservancy works with private property owners to address infestations of Old World climbing fern, or Lygodium microphyllum, on their properties. TNC staff, or professional licensed contractors hired by TNC staff, may conduct herbicide treatments on this fern, which is generally found in wetland habitats, as long as properties are within priority counties.
When are landowner applications accepted?Continuous based on funding level.
Match Required?No, but landowner follow-up expected
Target Invasive Species?Lygodium microphyllum
Any other Requirements or Eligibility?Annual focus areas are developed based on Central Florida Lygodium Strategy mapping northern-most infestations in Florida. Funding sources may allow for the treatment of other invasive plants within the project area if the property owner is willing to agree to a 10 year commitment for wildlife habitat.
Agreement RequiredYes 1 year. Longer terms may occasionally apply (see Any other Requirements&)
Permanent Contact PersonTony Citron or Cheryl Millett
Contact number407-858-6170 or 863-635-7506 respectively
e-mail addresstony.cintron@myfwc.com or cmillett@tnc.org respectively
contacted last2017-05-03 00:00:00.0