Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Florida losing the battle over exotics

At a recent cabinet meeting, Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson (not the same Charles Bronson pictured at right, but still a pretty good guy) warned that Florida is losing in the war to prevent Florida from being overrun by exotic species like pythons, Australian pines, and other nonnative plants and animals. Bronson said when he leaves office in 2010, he wants to broadcast one of the state’s failures. As noted in previous posts here and here there are efforts underway to address the exotic invasion, but additional laws and resources may be necessary.

At the cabinet meeting, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and Governor Charlie Crist argued in favor of better land management practices. See the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida Political Pulse blog for the full scoop.

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