Category Archives: Habitat Protection & Restoration

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...

Erosion Jeopardizes Egmont Key

In 1905, when Teddy Roosevelt named Passage Key one of the first National Wildlife Refuges, it was a lush island with a freshwater lake that provided critical habitat for more than 100 species of birds. Today, all that remains is ...