Everglades Restoration Timeline

Loxahatchee Slough

The Everglades Restoration Transition Plan (ERTP)

The ERTP — explicitly designed as a multi-species management plan — replaces the IOP as the operational plan for the southern portion of the C&SF Project. It sets forth desired habitat ranges and goals for multiple species and establishes a periodic scientists call, in which agency experts evaluate current conditions and make decisions about what water flows to allow, in accordance with the ERTP’s guidance. Its Biological Opinion is set to expire in 2016.