NRCS Scientists Work in Partnership to Save Florida Manatees

IRL soil survey

IRL soil survey(Derric Cushman/USDA/June 29, 2021) The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its soil scientists are playing an important role in saving Florida’s manatees. The scientists conduct underwater soil surveys to gather information on the healthiest and the most degraded areas of the Indian River Lagoon. NRCS is working with the St. Johns River Water Management District, the University of Florida, and many other national and state agencies to address the crisis causing devastating algal blooms that are killing manatees. Click here to learn more about their restoration efforts.