FNPS submits comments on updated management plan for the Crystal River Preserve State Park
The Florida Native Plant Society reviewed a proposed update of the Crystal River Preserve State Park Unit Management Plan and submitted the following letter for consideration by to the Acquisition and Restoration Council. While the update acknowledged sea level rise as a factor in the long-term conservation of the Preserve, FNPS’ comments emphasized that sea-level rise is such a critical threat to the Preserve’s resources that it must be afforded a more proactive focus in the management approach outlined by the Plan. The updating of management plans for coastal conservation lands provides a timely opportunity for moving ahead on the issue of sea level rise. Our estuaries and coastal wetlands are too valuable a resource to delay measures aimed at enhancing the resilience of our remaining natural coastlines. Consider similar engagement in your own community if the opportunity presents itself. The Policy Committee would be pleased to assist you.