The Stewardship Report provides a monitoring mechanism for both the Trust and the recipient to track the progress of the implementation of the management plan. Trust staff suggest reports be submitted electronically to your FCT Project Plannerand should:
be about three to five pages in length, with supporting documentation
include relevant issues that may not be listed on the form
respond to any outstanding FCT review requests from the last site visit or last year’s report
include current photos that document the development and maintenance of the site, including all facilities, restoration projects and natural resource management
report any revenue generated on the project site (by the recipient and/or third parties)
discuss management plan revisions, if necessary
The Stewardship Report should report only on activities that occurred during the reporting period. If a cumulative format is used, then highlight or underline reporting updates to the last report. Recipients are required to submit an Annual Stewardship Report in accordance with Rule 62-815.013, F.A.C., and Rule 62-818.013, F.A.C.
Transitioning to Five-Year Stewardship Reporting
Once the project is fully developed as outlined in the approved management plan and the requirements in Rule 62-818.013(2), F.A.C., you may request that the Stewardship Report be submitted on a five-year cycle. To transition to the five-year reporting cycle, the recipient must provide:
written statement of completion certifying that the project site was developed in accordance with approved management plan
updated management plan, including as-built master site plan
photographs of all completed site improvements and restoration activities
Upon acceptance of these materials by FCT and a satisfactory site visit completed by staff, the Stewardship Report may be transferred to the five-year cycle.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.