ecosystem, it operates within a context of many other state and federal restoration activities that are not components of the CERP (hereafter, non-CERP activities). The CERP and non-CERP activities are described in more detail in Chapter 2.
The National Research Council (NRC) has been providing scientific and technical advice related to the Everglades restoration since 1999. The NRC’s Committee on the Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem (CROGEE), which operated from 1999 until 2004, was formed at the request of the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force and produced six reports. The NRC’s Panel to Review the Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative produced an additional report in 2003. The reports provided scientific and technical advice about aquifer storage and recovery (NRC, 2001a), regional issues in aquifer storage and recovery (NRC, 2002a), research programs in Florida Bay (NRC, 2002b), the planning and organization of