Jumping Gully Preserve Comprehensive Restoration Plan
Jumping Gully Preserve Comprehensive Restoration Plan
Jumping Gully Preserve Comprehensive Restoration Plan
Jumping Gully Preserve Comprehensive Restoration Plan

Wildlands Conservation is assisting PascoCounty with developing a comprehensive restoration plan for the newly acquired preserve in Pasco   County, FL.  The preserve is a relatively hilly 600 acre property that extends along the upper reaches of CrewsLake in central Pasco County. It’s an important property due to its juxtaposition and is a recharge area for CrewsLake and its extensive wetlands. Currently, the Preserve is predominantly comprised of freshwater marsh and rolling pasture.   Our approach is to design, and then implement, a comprehensive recipe for restoration of the high, dry uplands (xeric), the transitional uplands (mesic), and the wetlands.  These areas were historically sandhill, pine flatwoods, and freshwater marsh, respectively.  We are likely to consider the re-introduction of gopher tortoise as a key component of the xeric restoration.