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Welcome to SOFIA's "South Florida Virtual Tour". This site was put together so that you could not only see south Florida's beauty, but also see why the SOFIA program is trying to save it.

The photos for this trip were taken over 2 months, in December of 1999, and in April of 2000. We took hundreds of photos, and what you see here is a collection of these photos. We have tried to make sure that all of the information on this site is correct, but if you notice something is incorrect, please contact us, and let us know. Also, if you would like to use any of these photos, please acknowledge our site. And as always, we welcome you comments and suggestions!

We hope you enjoy the tour!

Heather, Kathy, and Tracy


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  2. "Beyond Science #206: Everglades Restoration." Writ. and Dir. Martha Bone and Christopher W. Rish. WUSF-TV, Tampa:St. Petersburg, 2000.
  3. "Big Cypress." Big Cypress National Preserve National Park Service Map and Guide.
  4. "Big Cypress National Preserve". The National Park Service. Internet address: http://www.nps.gov/bicy.
  5. Carmichael, Pete and Winston Williams. "Florida’s Fabulous Reptiles and Amphibians." Tampa, Florida: World Publications, 1991.
  6. "C&SF Project." South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Internet address: http://www.sfwmd.gov/caree/csandf.html.
  7. "Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: Virtual Nature Walk." National Audubon Society. Internet address: http://www.audubon.org/local/sanctuary/corkscrew/index.html.
  8. "Ecosystems of Florida." Ed. Myers, Ronald L. and John J. Ewel. Gainesville, FL: University of Central Florida Press, 1991.
  9. "Ernest F. Coe." The National Park Service. Internet address: http://www.nps.gov/ever/eco/coe.htm.
  10. "Everglades." Everglades National Park National Park Service Official Map and Guide.
  11. "Everglades 101: An Introduction to the Ecosystem." The National Park Service. Internet address: http://www.nps.gov/ever/eco/ever101.htm.
  12. "Everglades and Biscayne National Parks Magazine" Tenth edition. Publisher Ellen Flahive. San Francisco: American Park Network, 1999.
  13. "Everglades National Park." The National Park Service. Internet address: http://www.nps.gov/ever/.
  14. "Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve." Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Internet address: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/district4/fakahatcheestrand/.
  15. "Florida Keys Geology." CTI On-Line Services Inc., 1995, 1996, 1997. Internet address: http://florida-keys.fl.us/geology.htm.
  16. "Florida Keys Islamorada." CTI On-Line Services Inc., 1995, 1996, 1997. Internet address: http://florida-keys.fl.us/islaw.htm.
  17. "Florida Sea Turtles." Florida Center for Environmental Studies.
  18. "Florida Wildlife Refuges: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge." Great Outdoor Recreation Pages (GORP). Internet address: http://www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/us_nwr/fl_loxah.htm.
  19. "Freshwater Marshes." Excerpt of the Duke Wetland Center "south Florida and Everglades Region field trip" web site. Internet address: http://taxodium.env.duke.edu/wetland/FWmarsh.htm.
  20. George, Jean Craighead. "Everglades Wildguide." Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972.
  21. "Jonathan Dickinson State Park". Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Internet address: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/District_5/JonathanDickinson/.
  22. Lantz, Peggy Sias, and Wendy A. Hale. "The Florida water story: from raindrops to the sea." Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, Inc., 1998.
  23. Lodge, Thomas E. "The Everglades handbook: understanding the ecosystem." Delray Beach, Florida: St. Lucie Press, 1994.
  24. MacAdam, Gil. "Abstract - Westlake Park, Hollywood, Florida."
  25. McPherson, Benjamin F. and Robert Halley. "The South Florida Environment: A Region Under Stress", U.S. Geological Survey, Circular 1134. Internet address: http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/circular/1134/.
  26. McPherson, Benjamin F., et al. "South Florida Ecosystem Program", U.S. Geological Survey, Fact Sheet FS-134-95, 1995. Internet address: http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/fs/134-95/.
  27. Mooij, Wolf M. and Donald L. DeAngelis. "Simulation Model of the Snail Kite", Abstract. Internet address: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/atlss/kite/snailkiteab2.html.
  28. Orem, William H. "Taylor Slough and eastern Florida Bay: Geochemical studies in support of ecosystem restoration in south Florida", U.S. Geological Survey, Fact Sheet. Internet address: http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/fs/taylor_slough/.
  29. Parris, Jennifer, et al. "Lake Okeechobee and surrounding areas." Internet address: http://www.nova.edu/ocean/eglades/okee.html.
  30. Rabkin, Richard and Jacob Rabkin. "Nature guide to Florida." Miami, Florida: Banyan Books, 1978.
  31. "Rare and Endangered Biota of Florida: mammals. " Ed. Humphrey, Stephen R. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1992.
  32. Ripple, Jeff. "Big Cypress Swamp and the Ten Thousand Islands: eastern America’s last great wilderness." Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1992.
  33. "Rookery Bay Naples, Florida." National Estuarine Research Reserve. Internet address: http://inlet.geol.sc.edu/RKB/home.html (see http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/RookeryBay/welcome.html).
  34. Schueneman, T.J. "SS-AGR-44: An Overview of Florida Sugarcane." Agronomy Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, revised July 1998. Internet address: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/SC032.
  35. Schueneman, T.J. and C.W. Deren. "Fact Sheet AGR-64: An Overview of the Florida Rice Industry." Agronomy Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, revised April 2000. Internet address: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/RH004.
  36. Snell-Dobert, Sandra. "Big Cypress National Preserve:25 Years." "A Visitor’s Guide to the National Park and Preserves of South Florida" 10.2 (Rainy Season 1999).
  37. "South Florida Habitats." Florida Native Plant Society. Internet address: http://www.fnps.org/naturalhistorial/habitat.html.
  38. "South Florida Water Management Model (version 3.5) - Glossary." South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Internet address: http://glacier.sfwmd.gov:80/org/pld/hsm/models/sfwmm/v3.5/maintext/glossary.pdf.
  39. "Stormwater Treatment Areas." South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). Internet address: http://glacier.sfwmd.gov:80/org/clm/lsd/5yr/p_sta.html.
  40. Toops, Connie. "The Florida everglades." Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, Inc., 1998.
  41. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, and South Florida Water Management District. "Rescuing an Endangered Ecosystem: The Plan to Restore America’s Everglades. The Central and Southern Florida Project Comprehensive Review Study (The Restudy) Brochure": July, 1999.
  42. "USGS Place-Based Studies Program: Program Priorities." U.S. Geological Survey. Internet address: http://access.usgs.gov/prog_priorities.html.
  43. The Working Group of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. "An integrated plan for South Florida ecosystem restoration and sustainability: success in the making." Denver, CO: National Park Service’s Denver Service Center, 1998.
  44. Zahina, John G. "Native Orchids of South Florida." 1999. Internet address: http://www.cassiakeyensis.com/sofl_plants/orch_index.html.
  45. National Park Service communication.

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