Springs and Spring Runs

Springs and spring runs often represent headwaters or low-order tributaries of, and thus share many characteristics with, calcareous streams and aquatic caves. The springs and spring runs originate from, and have direct outflow as, artesian openings in the underground, limestone, Floridan aquifer. Florida has more than 300 springs, thirty-three of which are first-magnitude springs.

General Habitat Management Techniques

Species potential by Community Type


Suggested Reading

Protection and restoration Strategies (2000)

Protection and Restoration Strategies (2006)

Land Use Planning Strategies and Best Management Practices