FIGURE 1-1 Reconstructed (a) pre-drainage (circa 1850) and (b) current (1994) satellite images of the Everglades ecosystem.
NOTE: The yellow line in (a) outlines the historical Everglades ecosystem, and the yellow line in (b) outlines the remnant Everglades ecosystem as of 1994.
SOURCE: Courtesy of C. McVoy, J. Obeysekera, and W. Said, South Florida Water Management District.
THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL AND EVERGLADES RESTORATION
The 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 (Task Force), an intergovernmental body established to facilitate