Have an invasive exotic species problem? Use the FloridaInvasives.org website to find financial and/or technical assistance to manage or prevent an infestation.
FloridaInvasives.org is an online resource of management assistance programs to help in your fight against problematic species. This resource takes the guesswork out of finding the agencies or organizations offering assistance and will direct you to available programs. It will also provide you with the requirements for each program, to see if they are a good match to your needs.
Why was FloridaInvasives.org developed?
Public and private land managers have identified the high ecological and economic cost of invasive species as a statewide problem in Florida. The Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP) is a collaboration of federal, state, and local agencies, along with nongovernment organizations in Florida, formed to link efforts at preventing and controlling infestations of invasive exotic species across agency and property boundaries. FISP has developed an online Landowner Assistance tool of available financial and technical assistance sources to make it easier for landowners and land managers to find them.
How does FloridaInvasives.org help you?
Each year, multiple agencies and organizations provide cost-share programs, grants, and/or technical assistance to help landowners and land managers with various agriculture or natural resource management practices. Invasive exotic species management is an important practice covered within many of these programs.
The Landowner Assistance tool at http://FloridaInvasives.org provides information about many technical and cost-share assistance programs in one location for your convenience. Simply enter your county location, target species, and other pertinent information into the online tool, and you can view a complete list of available programs.
FloridaInvasives.org is convenient, builds community awareness, leverages limited resources through cooperation, and may reduce individual land management costs. This resource is regularly updated with new program information to provide you up-to-date opportunities. Visit http://FloridaInvasives.org and click on the "Landowner Assistance" link to find available assistance with your invasive species problem.
The Florida Invasive Species Partnership has created FloridaInvasives.org to help connect Florida's land owners and land managers with available technical and/or financial assistance programs to prevent or control invasive exotic species problems. These programs have been collected, evaluated, and categorized in a single resource to make it easier for you to find the financial and/or technical assistance that meets your personal needs.
Visit http://FloridaInvasives.org to find out more.