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Plant potatoes in a small garden

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Plant potatoes in a small garden bed 30 inches wide.

Purchase an annual weedkiller containing no more than 4 percent of

metolachlor.

Crop rotation.

Garbage disposal.

Build a potted plant-pot compost.

Plant ground cover seedlings for plantings throughout the garden.

Store additional energy units.

Replace fuel oil and electricity use in cooking with a unit that

burns vegetable oil or tallow and a unit that will run on peanut oil.

Energy Star Refrigerators.

To see a sample financial planning and budgeting worksheet, or for more information, click the Resources tab on this page.

Swamp

Territory and Visitation Rate

Swamp territory is usually defined by USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9 to 11.

Visitation Rate

A person has a chance of observing at least one Swamp Deer in their lifetime.

Nonnative herbivores and predators include the Canadian Lynx, Fisher Cat, the Florida Manatee, the Musk Ox, the Snowshoe Hare, the Swamp Rabbit and the White-Tailed Deer.

Water Level

Maximum

Water Level

Minimum

Invisible Wildlife

Hiding spots where deer seek shade, particularly in areas that have never been altered for agriculture.

Swamp Tree Plantings

Nutrients

One very important requirement for maintaining the Swamp Forest is to add nutrients, particularly nitrogen, to the water that runs through the system.

Water Quality

Addition of dissolved minerals is a prime consideration.

Water Level

Deterioration

Water quality deteriorates through altered stream banks and low water levels, creating puddles that are less productive.

Natural Fish

Water Quality

Alteration of stream banks in the surrounding area from swales and swales requires continued attention to lower the possibility of water quality deterioration.

Plant Trees

Vulnerability

Deer browse the young growth of plants on the lower end of the swale. If the vegetation in the swale is lacking, deer may travel more than 30 feet on a single hop.

Stream Maintenance

On smaller streams, more efficient stream designs, such as swales, are effective in providing healthy flows.

Surface Flow Design

Soil Aeration

Deer browse the lower growing plants, therefore light soil structure, like crushed rock, will allow more space and a better range of plants for deer to browse.

Alteration of Stream Banks

Wildlife Shelter

Deer will seek out trees with thick bark to provide shade from the hot Florida sun, and may use fallen trees as platforms from which to eat, drink or sunbathe.

Plant Trees

Deer Excavation

Deer use excavations to obtain food and shelter.

Stream Maintenance

Deer Use in the Swamp Forest

Visitation

Management

Remove plants that deer will eat and encourage growth of vegetation that deer will not.

Plant Native Plants

Native Trees and Shrubs

Birds and Insects

Deer Species

A private 60-acre Conservation Landscaping Association Foundation (CLAF) Swamp Forest near Boynton Beach, Florida. Each of the more than 16,000 acres of Conservation Landscaping Association Foundation’s (CLAF) historic and working wetlands and forests is protected and available for public use under the federal Trust for the Wetlands (TWF). The TWF is a private, nonprofit foundation located in Vero Beach, Florida, created to provide care and management of one of the oldest and most ecologically diverse terrestrial ecosystems in the southeastern United States. Since 1981, the Conservation Landscaping Association Foundation has provided land management, education and research, and cultural heritage and trail development to benefit future generations. Today, CLAF manages and cares for hundreds of conservation wetlands and forests and provides access to more than 250,000 acres of wildlife habitat. The CLAF Coastal Conservation Planting Network of more than 150,000 acres, which encompasses Florida’s Atlantic coast, provides the foundation for conservation and restoration of the coast’s natural coastal wetlands and forests. Additional information on the Foundation’s work and the conservation planting network is available at www.claf.org. Conservation Landscaping Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity organization.

Other Resources

Power Point Presentation Slides for Students

Plant Potato garden for students in grades 7 to 12

Solar Panel Rig for Solar Battery

Animal Watching List

Birding List

Plant List

Plant Gardening List

Mapping List

New Animal Lists for the year

Recycling Tips

Gardening Techniques

Vegetable Gardening Techniques

Sustainable Landscape Strategies

Sustainable Landscaping Articles

Sustainable Landscaping Blog

Sustainable Landscaping Reference

SWAMP MANAGEMENT GUIDE

Acknowledgments

The information on this page is for your personal use.Any rights, claims, or complaints regarding the material on this page should be sent to the Conservation Landscaping Association Foundation.

We are a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the only large, contiguous, functioning, and undisturbed wilderness area in the northeastern part of the state. You can also find information about the CLAF conservation and restoration project