Category Archives: Habitat Protection & Restoration

News Briefs, Spring 2015

Environmental initiatives sweep Future of the Region awards program A series of environmentally oriented projects took top honors at the 23rd annual Future of the Region awards program coordinated by the Tampa Bay Regional Plannin...

Mark Rachal: Audubon sanctuary manager

Growing up in Chicago, Mark Rachal wanted to be a zookeeper. About 25 years later, he’s manager of Florida Audubon’s Coastal Island Sanctuaries, including islands named the state’s most important bird colony by the Florida Fish an...

Planning for sea level rise

With sea level rise, it’s no longer a question of if; it’s a question of how high and how fast. Arming coastal communities in the Tampa Bay area with practical strategies and decision-making tools to withstand the effects of sea l...