This project was funded by the 2011 FLEPPC Kathy Craddock Burks Education and Outreach Grant.
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Orange County includes the city of Orlando and a dozen other incorporated municipalities. It is a member of the Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, a partnership of government agencies, individuals, and various interested groups that develop resources, educate and share information to manage invasive species in a geographic area that includes Orange and Seminole Counties. The Orange County Environmental Protection Division works to serve the community by protecting the environment through education, participation, and conservation.
The Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) is a non-profit, non-regulatory organization established in 1984 to support the management of invasive exotic plants in Florida's natural areas by providing a forum for the exchange of scientific, educational and technical information. FLEPPC compiles invasive species lists that are revised every two years, based upon exhaustive studies by professional botanists and land managers.
The University of South Florida is a leading public research university and one of the fastest growing in federal funding. USF is one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is also designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
WaterAtlas.org is the gateway website of the Water Atlas program, a project of the University of South Florida Water Institute. The program's mission is to help communities make informed decisions about water resources by using technology to collect and disseminate accurate and up-to-date data on water quality and sufficiency, as well as tools to analyze and understand the information.
The Atlas of Florida Plants is a joint effort by the Institute for Systematic Botany, the University of South Florida and the USF Water Institute to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database of vascular plants in the State of Florida. The Atlas has information for over 4,300 species of native or naturalized ferns and seed plants, including taxonomy and nomenclature, listed status, herbarium specimens, and a collection of more than 15,000 photos.