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Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection

Resource Management Programs at Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves

The primary role of Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves' (BBAP) role in managing bay resources has been to work as an informed source on ecological issues and cultural resources within and adjacent to the aquatic preserves, by coordinating with other resource management agencies. BBAP works to oversee activities that could potentially affect its natural resources, to ensure all laws are obeyed and enforced, and to ensure accurate information is available for management planning decisions.

Public Use Programs at Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves

The goal for public access management in Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves (BBAP) is to promote and manage public use of the aquatic preserve that supports the protection of the resources of the preserves.

Public Access

BBAP staff served on the Biscayne Bay Public Access Plan Advisory Plan in 2005 which produced "Get Your Feet Wet: The Public Access Plan for Biscayne Bay." The plan explored non-conventional access to the bay, such as providing visual access at street ends that lead to the bay.

Disability Access

Ecosystem Science Programs at Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves

An expansive geographic area and the challenges posed by protecting natural resources adjacent to the most populous county in the state means that fostering partnerships with other agencies is crucial. The information collected from these agencies forms the basis for the foundation for the ecosystem science program at Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves.

The main partnering agencies are:

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