Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration

Funding Sources

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Florida Department of Environmental Protection; FWC Florida Wildlife Legacy Initiative – State Wildlife Grants Program; FWC Habitat and Species Conservation (HSC) Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement; FWC HSC Terrestrial Habitat Conservation and Restoration; FWC Hunting and Game Management; Georgia Aquarium; Gulf of Mexico Alliance; Gulf Research Program/National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine; Land Acquisition Trust Fund; Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (Marine BON); Mote Marine Laboratory; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Tampa Bay Environmental Fund; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Coral Reef Conservation Program; National Science Foundation; NOAA/RESTORE Act Science Program; National Park Service, Dry Tortugas; National Park Service, Everglades National Park; Restore America’s Estuaries – Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund; South Florida Water Management District; Tampa Bay Estuary Program; University of Florida; USDA; USDA, Wildlife Services; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Geological Survey; Wildlife Foundation of Florida: Conserve Wildlife Tag Grants; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Program Budget: $7,147,390

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
General Revenue 0.0 $0 $646,083 $146,298 $350,000 $0 $640,993 $1,783,374 $142,026 $1,925,400
PRTF 1.0 $78,497 $17,887 $21,350 $17,948 $0 $0 $135,682 $5,825 $141,507
MRCTF 21.0 $1,561,418 $54,621 $56,917 $13,000 $183,952 $0 $1,869,908 $143,431 $2,013,339
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $126,381 $126,381 $2,942 $129,323
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $12,505 $8,608 $0 $0 $0 $21,113 $756 $21,869
SGTF 4.0 $283,385 $98,211 $85,811 $35,000 $2,729 $0 $505,136 $25,392 $530,528
LATF 2.0 $116,348 $0 $0 $0 $0 $61,295 $177,643 $0 $177,643
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $601,092 $601,092 $31,401 $632,493
FGTF 10.0 $518,874 $0 $0 $0 $0 $967,967 $1,486,841 $88,448 $1,575,289
Totals 38.0 $2,558,521 $829,307 $318,984 $415,948 $186,681 $2,397,728 $6,707,169 $440,221 $7,147,390

Administration

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 3.0 $201,559 $0 $50,039 $13,000 $21,148 $0 $285,746 $0 $285,746
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $0 $8,608 $0 $0 $0 $8,608 $756 $9,364
SGTF 0.0 $0 $3,000 $27,243 $5,000 $2,729 $0 $37,972 $25,392 $63,364
Totals 3.0 $201,559 $3,000 $85,890 $18,000 $23,877 $0 $332,326 $26,148 $358,474

Fish and Wildlife Health

Aquatic Health Program: Jan Landsberg, Jan.Landsberg@MyFWC.com
Sport Fish Health Program: Theresa Cody, Theresa.Cody@MyFWC.com
Wildlife Health Program: Mark W. Cunningham, DVM, Mark.Cunningham@MyFWC.com

Researchers monitor, investigate causes and assist in the management of fish and wildlife diseases and die-offs. Staff members also conduct wildlife veterinary research.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
PRTF 1.0 $78,497 $17,887 $21,350 $17,948 $0 $0 $135,682 $5,825 $141,507
MRCTF 4.0 $298,977 $54,621 $1,878 $0 $42,692 $0 $398,168 $0 $398,168
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
SGTF 2.0 $144,763 $90,211 $51,568 $30,000 $0 $0 $316,542 $0 $316,542
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,656 $35,656 $0 $35,656
FGTF 5.0 $264,059 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,307 $299,366 $2,070 $301,436
Totals 12.0 $786,297 $162,719 $74,796 $47,948 $42,692 $70,963 $1,185,415 $7,895 $1,193,310

Habitat Research

Coastal Wetlands Program: Ryan Moyer, Ryan.Moyer@MyFWC.com
Coral Habitat Program: Rob Ruzicka, Rob.Ruzicka@MyFWC.com
Seagrass Habitat Program: Paul Carlson, Paul.Carlson@MyFWC.com; Penny Hall, Penny.Hall@MyFWC.com
Freshwater Plants Program: Craig Mallison, Craig.Mallison@MyFWC.com
Upland Habitat Program: Kent Williges, Kent.Williges@MyFWC.com

Biologists collect and analyze freshwater, marine and upland habitat and species data to aid in effective preservation, management and restoration decision-making.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
MRCTF 7.0 $530,744 $0 $5,000 $0 $35,112 $0 $570,856 $143,431 $714,287
MRCTF/Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $106,931 $106,931 $2,194 $109,125
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $12,505 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,505 $0 $12,505
SGTF 2.0 $138,621 $5,000 $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $150,621 $0 $150,621
LATF 2.0 $116,348 $0 $0 $0 $0 $61,295 $177,643 $0 $177,643
FGTF 4.0 $206,282 $0 $0 $0 $0 $747,911 $954,193 $49,275 $1,003,468
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $519,028 $519,028 $28,338 $547,366
Totals 15.0 $991,995 $17,505 $12,000 $0 $35,112 $1,435,165 $2,491,777 $223,238 $2,715,015

Harmful Algal Blooms Research

Katherine Hubbard, Katherine.Hubbard@MyFWC.com

Staff monitor coastal waters for harmful algal blooms (HABs), working closely with other agencies to protect public health, release up-to-date status reports and generate short term forecasts of red tides. Researchers also study the Florida red tide organism and other HAB species to understand the environmental factors that influence blooms.

Funding Source #FTE FTE Salaries OPS Salaries Expense OPS Contract Equipment Special Categories Program Operational Budget Overhead Assessment Total Program Budget
General Revenue 0.0 $0 $646,083 $146,298 $350,000 $0 $640,993 $1,783,374 $142,026 $1,925,400
MRCTF 7.0 $530,138 $0 $0 $0 $85,000 $0 $615,138 $0 $615,138
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,450 $19,450 $748 $20,198
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $46,408 $46,408 $3,063 $49,471
FGTF 1.0 $48,533 $0 $0 $0 $0 $184,749 $233,282 $37,103 $270,385
Totals 8.0 $578,671 $646,083 $146,298 $350,000 $85,000 $891,600 $2,697,652 $182,940 $2,880,592