North Fork St. Lucie River Aquatic Preserve
The NFSLR contains mainy federal and state protected species, including American alligators, manatees, North American river otters, nesting wood storks, little blue herons, brown pelicans, snook and opossum pipefish. The NFSLR also contains rare tropical peripheral fish species, including gobies, sleepers, and pipefish.
According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 33 listed species (11 plants, 2 fish, 5 reptiles, 13 birds, and 2 mammals) and three commercially exploited plant species have been documented in and adjacent to the preserve.
These species include:
In 1984, the North Fork-St. Lucie River Aquatic Reserve Management Plan was adopted by Department of Natural Resources, Division of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Environmental Land Management to provide a fundamental policy guideline for management of the NFSLR.
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- "Florida Department of Environmental Protection -- Quick Facts about North Fork St. Lucie River Aquatic Preserve".
- "Florida Department of Environmental Protection -- Listed Species in North Fork St. Lucie River Aquatic Preserve".
- "Florida Department of Environmental Protection -- Listed Species Within and Adjacent to North Fork St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve" (PDF).
- "NORTH FORK-ST, LUCIE RIVER AQUATIC PRESERVE MANAGEMENT PLAN - Adopted May 22, 1984".
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