Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration

Funding Sources

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; Florida Department of Environmental Protection; FWC Florida Wildlife Legacy Initiative – State Wildlife Grants ProgramFWC 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; Land Acquisition Trust Fund; Marine Biodiversity Observation Network (Marine BON); Mote Marine Laboratory; National Academy of Science, Gulf Research Program; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; National Institute of Environmental Health Science; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Park Service, Dry Tortugas; National Park Service, Everglades National Park; National Science Foundation; Restore America’s Estuaries – Tampa Bay Environmental Fund; South Florida Water Management District; Tampa Bay Estuary Program; The Nature Conservancy; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; USDA, Wildlife Services; Wildlife Foundation of Florida: Conserve Wildlife Tag Grants; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Program Budget: $9,729,579

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 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,943,000 $2,943,000 $0 $2,943,000
PRTF 1.0 $81,128 $37,913 $10,000 $9,172 $0 $0 $138,213 $5,891 $144,104
MRCTF 21.0 $1,591,826 $685,673 $217,272 $363,000 $50,717 $640,993 $3,549,481 $206,723 $3,756,204
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $278,808 $278,808 $5,637 $284,445
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $12,505 $608 $3,000 $0 $0 $16,113 $756 $16,869
SGTF 4.0 $283,803 $115,508 $73,514 $30,000 $2,729 $0 $505,554 $25,850 $531,404
LATF 2.0 $118,822 $0 $0 $0 $0 $61,295 $180,117 $0 $180,117
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $279,109 $279,109 $13,040 $292,149
FGTF 10.0 $542,919 $0 $0 $0 $0 $972,651 $1,515,571 $65,718 $1,581,288
Totals 38.0 $2,618,498 $851,599 $301,394 $405,172 $53,446 $5,175,856 $9,405,965 $323,614 $9,729,579

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 $204,923 $0 $55,039 $13,000 $0 $0 $272,962 $0 $272,962
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $0 $608 $3,000 $0 $0 $3,608 $756 $4,364
SGTF 0.0 $0 $3,000 $24,243 $0 $0 $0 $27,243 $0 $27,243
Totals 3.0 $204,923 $3,000 $79,890 $16,000 $0 $0 $303,813 $756 $304,569

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 $81,128 $37,913 $10,000 $9,172 $0 $0 $138,213 $5,891 $144,104
MRCTF 5.0 $377,511 $40,564 $15,935 $0 $6,000 $0 $440,010 $0 $440,010
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
SGTF 2.0 $144,435 $112,508 $44,271 $30,000 $0 $0 $331,214 $0 $331,214
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $19,763 $19,763 $0 $19,763
FGTF 5.0 $275,877 $0 $0 $0 $0 $86,584 $362,461 $0 $362,461
Totals 13.0 $878,951 $190,985 $70,206 $39,172 $6,000 $106,347 $1,291,661 $5,891 $1,297,552

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 $537,405 $0 $0 $0 $35,167 $0 $572,572 $143,333 $715,905
MRCTF/
Grants
0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $221,085 $221,085 $2,712 $223,797
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $12,505 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,505 $0 $12,505
SGTF 2.0 $139,368 $0 $5,000 $0 $2,729 $0 $147,097 $25,850 $172,947
LATF 2.0 $118,822 $0 $0 $0 $0 $61,295 $180,117 $0 $180,117
FGTF 4.0 $215,882 $0 $0 $0 $0 $870,945 $1,086,827 $56,402 $1,143,229
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $229,210 $229,210 $10,885 $240,094
Totals 15.0 $1,011,477 $12,505 $5,000 $0 $37,896 $1,382,535 $2,449,413 $239,182 $2,688,594

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 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,943,000 $2,943,000 $0 $2,943,000
MRCTF 6.0 $471,987 $645,109 $146,298 $350,000 $9,550 $640,993 $2,263,937 $63,390 $2,327,327
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $57,722 $57,722 $2,925 $60,648
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $30,136 $30,136 $2,155 $32,291
FGTF 1.0 $51,161 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,122 $66,283 $9,315 $75,598
Totals 7.0 $523,148 $645,109 $146,298 $350,000 $9,550 $3,686,974 $5,361,079 $77,786 $5,438,864