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Main Title South Florida Ecosystem some restoration progress has been made, but the effort faces significant delays, implementation challenges, and rising costs : testimony before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy and Human Rights, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate / {electronic resource} :
CORP Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published {Washington, D.C.} :
Year Published 2007
Report Number GAO-07-1250T
Stock Number GAO (202)512-6000 (voice); (202)512-6061 (Fax); (202)512-2537 (TDD)
OCLC Number 173257137
Subjects South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Program--Evaluation; South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (U.S.)
Subject Added Ent Restoration ecology--Florida; Applied ecology--Florida
Internet Access
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/28/2007
Collation 19 p. : digital, PDF file
Notes Title from title screen (viewed on Aug. 6, 2007). "For release on delivery...Wednesday, September 19, 2007." Paper version available from: U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548. "1250T." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes The South Florida ecosystem covers about 18,000 square miles, and is home to the Everglades, one of the world's unique environmental resources. Historic efforts to redirect the flow of water through the ecosystem have jeopardized its health and reduced the Everglades to about half of its original size. In 1993, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee (WHC) added Everglades National Park (Park) to its List of World Heritage in Danger sites. In 2000, a strategy to restore the ecosystem was set; the effort was expected to take at least 40 years and cost $15.4 billion. It comprises 222 projects, including 60 key projects known as the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), to be undertaken by a multiagency partnership. This testimony is based on GAO's May 2007 report, South Florida Ecosystem: Restoration Is Moving Forward, but Is Facing Significant Delays, Implementation Challenges, and Rising Costs, and a review of WHC decision documents relating to the Park's listing. This statement addresses the (1) status of projects implemented (2) status of projects key to improving the health of the Park, (3) project sequencing factors, and (4) funding provided for the effort and extent to which costs have increased...
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet from GAO web site. Address as of 8/6/07: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07520.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Author Added Ent
Mittal, Anu K.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations.
Alternate Title Some restoration progress has been made, but the effort faces significant delays, implementation challenges, and rising costs
PUB Date Free Form {2007}
Series Title Traced Testimony
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20070924085439
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:GAO-07-1250T
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03508nam 2200457Ia 45020