2019 Everglades System Status Report
As a product of the REstoration COordination and VERification (RECOVER) Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP), this report details the evaluation of systemwide performance measures and their targets (or goals) using the ecological tools developed over the past several years under the RECOVER’s MAP program to measure restoration progress. The key findings detailed in the System Status Report can assist decision-makers with the timing of planning and implementation of Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) features, such as those in the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). This report also serves as a mechanism to inform the scientific community in south Florida.
The 2019 System Status Report will also provide input into the 2020 Report to Congress, required by the Water Resources Development Act of 2000. Produced every five years, the intent of the Report to Congress is to inform the highest levels of the U.S. government on the progress made toward the goals and objectives of CERP.