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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission presents ten-year plan for Everglades

Last night in Davie, the Florida Wildlife Commission presented its 10-year plan for conservation of the Everglades. The plan sets priorities for the years 2014 to 2024.

Stephen Mahoney of Sierra Club Miami expresses concern that the plan does not take into account sea-level rise.

"Wherever we are in Florida, we’re not very far from the sea", Mahoney said. "And so things like, factors like, salt-water intrusion, which is caused by sea-level rise, could be a major factor"

Gary Cochran of the Conservation Commission says that the Commission has not yet made plans for sea-level rise. He says that future versions of the plan will include provisions to handle sea-level rise as more information about the threat becomes known.