Southeast Environmental Research Program, Florida International University
and
Center for Plant Conservation

An Action Plan to Conserve the Native Plants of Florida


Table 1. Current and Pre-settlement Areas of 13 Florida Ecosystems (In Hectares)

Notes for Table 1: See Appendix B


Habitat Pre-settlement1 Current2 Conservation Areas3
Pine flatwoods 4,846,000 2,642,0004 463,0005
Dry prairie NA 561,000 95,000
Scrubby flatwoods NA NA NA
Scrub 418,000 172,0006 107,0007
Sandhill 2,789,000 345,000 143,000
Temperate hardwood forest 1,458,0008 1,555,0009 189,00010
Pine rocklands 155,000 7,00011 6,00012
Tropical hammock NA 6,000 3,500
Swamp 1,469,00013 1,808,00014 545,000l5
Marsh NA 1,096,000 645,000
Coastal upland16 81,000 36,000 20,000
Salt marsh NA 196,000 119,000
Mangrove swamp NA 221,000 186,000

NA = Estimates not available. Notes for Table 1: See Appendix B.


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