This is the twelfth installment of 12 Things to Experience on an Everglades Airboat Tour which can also be downloaded as a free eBook.
Because of its unique landscape, and the plant and animal species native only to this region, the Everglades remains the only wetland of its kind on the continent. Although the natural resources in the Everglades have been exploited over the years, there have been recent attempts to restore this region.
We at Captain Doug’s hope this is indicative of an era of conservation, where the limits of these resources are recognized, and our focus is on the revitalization of the natural environment. The world continues to watch the Everglades Restoration Project, to see just how much damage a hundred years of forced controls have inflicted, and how far the public will extend itself towards remediation.
With that being said, let’s take a look at how a century of development has impacted the Everglades…