Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration

Funding Sources

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management;  Florida Department of Environmental Protection;  Florida Sea Grant;  FWC Florida Wildlife Legacy Initiative – State Wildlife Grants Program;  FWC Habitat and Species Conservation (HSC) Aquatic Habitat Restoration and Enhancement;  FWC Hunting and Game Management;  FWC HSC Terrestrial Habitat Conservation and Restoration;  Gulf of Mexico Alliance;  Georgia Aquarium;  Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program;  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 & Wildlife Foundation – Tampa Bay Environmental Fund;  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration;  National Park Service, Dry Tortugas;  National Park Service, Everglades National Park;  Restore America’s Estuaries – Tampa Bay Environmental Fund;  South Florida Water Management District;  Tampa Bay Estuary Program;  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: $7,798,186
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 $629,357 $146,298 $350,000 $0 $640,993 $1,766,648 $62,052 $1,828,700
PRTF 1.0 $77,957 $0 $17,877 $38,807 $0 $0 $134,641 $7,162 $141,803
MRCTF 21.0 $1,498,831 $53,480 $55,511 $12,000 $35,181 $0 $1,655,003 $136,485 $1,791,488
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $333,684 $333,684 $3,374 $337,058
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $12,505 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,505 $625 $13,130
SGTF 4.0 $282,306 $81,254 $110,753 $31,580 $33,271 $0 $539,164 $22,047 $561,211
LATF 2.0 $97,865 $0 $0 $0 $0 $61,295 $159,160 $0 $159,160
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $985,162 $985,162 $49,870 $1,035,032
FGTF 10.0 $471,340 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,385,244 $1,856,584 $74,019 $1,930,603
Totals 38.0 $2,428,300 $776,596 $330,439 $432,387 $68,452 $3,406,378 $7,442,552 $355,634 $7,798,186

 

 

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 $195,130 $5,000 $46,039 $12,000 $15,326 $0 $273,495 $136,485 $409,980
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
SGTF 0.0 $0 $3,000 $37,851 $0 $0 $0 $40,851 $22,047 $62,898
Totals 3.0 $195,130 $8,000 $83,890 $12,000 $15,326 $0 $314,346 $158,532 $472,878

 

 

Fish and Wildlife Health

Aquatic Health Program Contact: Jan Landsberg, Jan.Landsberg@MyFWC.com
Sport Fish Health Program Contact: Theresa Cody, Theresa.Cody@MyFWC.com
Wildlife Health Program Contact: 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 $77,957 $0 $17,877 $38,807 $0 $0 $134,641 $7,162 $141,803
MRCTF 4.0 $275,364 $48,480 $4,472 $0 $2,300 $0 $330,616 $0 $330,616
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $96 $96
SGTF 2.0 $141,355 $78,254 $62,902 $31,580 $30,542 $0 $344,633 $0 $344,633
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $71,784 $71,784 $0 $71,784
FGTF 5.0 $249,822 $0 $0 $0 $0 $375,492 $625,314 $0 $625,314
Totals 12.0 $744,498 $126,734 $85,251 $70,387 $32,842 $447,276 $1,506,988 $7,258 $1,514,246

 

 

Habitat Research

Coastal Wetlands Program Contact: Ryan Moyer, Ryan.Moyer@MyFWC.com
Coral Habitat Program Contact: Rob Ruzicka, Rob.Ruzicka@MyFWC.com
Seagrass Habitat Program Contact: Paul Carlson, Paul.Carlson@MyFWC.com; Penny Hall, Penny.Hall@MyFWC.com
Freshwater Plants Program Contact: Craig Mallison, Craig.Mallison@MyFWC.com
Upland Habitat Program Contact: 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 $507,194 $0 $5,000 $0 $17,555 $0 $529,749 $0 $529,749
MRCTF/Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $267,954 $267,954 $0 $267,954
NGWTF 0.0 $0 $12,505 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,505 $625 $13,130
SGTF 2.0 $140,951 $0 $10,000 $0 $2,729 $0 $153,680 $0 $153,680
LATF 2.0 $97,865 $0 $0 $0 $0 $61,295 $159,160 $0 $159,160
FGTF 4.0 $184,181 $0 $0 $0 $0 $802,891 $987,072 $34,512 $1,021,584
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $913,378 $913,378 $49,870 $963,248
Totals 15.0 $930,192 $12,505 $15,000 $0 $20,284 $2,045,518 $3,023,499 $85,007 $3,108,506

 

 

Harmful Algal Blooms Research

Subsection Contact: 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 $629,357 $146,298 $350,000 $0 $640,993 $1,766,648 $62,052 $1,828,700
MRCTF 7.0 $521,143 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $521,143 $0 $521,143
MRCTF/ Grants 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $65,730 $65,730 $3,278 $69,008
GDTF 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FGTF 1.0 $37,337 $0 $0 $0 $0 $206,861 $244,198 $39,507 $283,705
Totals 8.0 $558,480 $629,357 $146,298 $350,000 $0 $913,584 $2,597,719 $104,837 $2,702,556