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 Area Central Florida. 2013 priority counties are Hernando,Lake, Orange, Pasco, Sumter, Seminole, Volusia north Hillsborough and north Polk.
Description of Program The 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 Required Yes 1 year. Longer terms may occasionally apply (see Any other Requirements&)
Permanent Contact PersonKristina Cambell or Cheryl Millett
Contact number407-694-9023 or 863-635-7506 respectively
e-mail addresskristine.campbell@myfwc.com or cmillett@tnc.org respectively
contacted last2015-03-06 00:00:00.0