Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area was established on May 8, 2008. This site serves as a clearing house for updates, information on planning and opportunities for public participation in the planning process, as well as providing links and background information.
The Outstanding Natural Area is a collaborative effort between Federal, county, local and non-governmental partners. Over the last decade, this group has accomplished a great deal such as wetlands construction, river bank stabilization, hurricane clean-up, prescribed burns and habitat improvement for endangered species.
Key points in the legislation:
The purposes of the Outstanding Natural Area are to protect, conserve, and enhance the unique and nationally important historic, natural, cultural, scientific, educational , scenic, and recreational values of the Outstanding Natural Area, including an emphasis on the restoration of native ecological systems.
A comprehensive management plan will be developed within three years.
According to Bruce Dawson, Jackson Field Manager, "The creation of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area begins an exciting new phase of expanded opportunities for the public and partners. Inclusion in the National Landscape Conservation System solidifies the long term conservation of the site as a regional and national treasure for generations to come".
We are looking forward to working with you as we develop the collaborative plan for this very special area. Links to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area partners are provided below: