Developing Management Plans

Section 4 illustrates how information from other sections of the website is incorporated into comprehensive management strategies for water bodies in which the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) permits or enters into contracts to provide aquatic plant control. Aquatic plant control is defined and the importance of establishing reasonable management expectations and achievable goals is explained. Integrated pest management (IPM) is presented in terms of interactions among water uses, plant types, available technologies, current environmental conditions, and funding. Details are provided regarding parameters considered when developing FWC aquatic plant control permits and contract programs.