Rectifying the Impacts of Both Natural and Human Interference
The lands and waters of what is now South Florida have taken many forms over the eons, sometimes fully submerged under oceans, sometimes the home of megafauna such as dire wolves and mastodons. For the past 5,000 years or so, the peninsula has been home to the unique wilderness systems of the Everglades, near-shore coral reefs and magnetic cypress forests.
In more recent decades, Florida’s ecosystems have been heavily impacted by humans, from industrial farming to residential development to intensive recreational use. The Alliance is passionately devoted to protecting the wilderness that Florida has left, repairing its blemished beauty and rehabilitating its ecological imperfections, whether caused by Mother Nature or humankind.
Our efforts take us from the reefs of Biscayne National Park, where we support the regrowing of coral, to the inner reaches of the cypress domes in Big Cypress National Preserve, where we help recover post-logging forests. Our reach to restore the lands and waterways within Florida’s national parks knows no bounds.