Disney Wilderness Perserve

Location

28° 7' 30" N, 81° 26' 9.6" W
Brief Site Description: 
The 12,000-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve straddles the headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem in south-central Florida.
Detailed Site Description: 

The 12,000-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve straddles the headwaters of the Everglades ecosystem in south-central Florida. This site is seasonally wet and flooded.

Site history & management

The Disney site was heavily logged and used as ranchland for decades. However, vegetation and site conditions have been restored to closely represent site condition records, documented by the area’s first Spanish missionaries. The large-scale wetland and upland restoration at Disney included the removal of non-native, invasive plants and grasses and the removal of agricultural ditches. The primary management activity is controlled burns.

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
NEON
Geology: 
unconsolidated materials
carbonate
Soil Order: 
Spodosol
Average Winter Temperature: 
83°C
Study Start Date: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 295millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
73°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
61°C
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Arrangment of Aquifer Components - Complexly interbedded sequence of aquifers and confining beds
Land Cover: 
Grassland/Herbaceous
Woody Wetlands
Climate: 
Tropical
Sub-Climate: 
Subhumid
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users