Although the canal project on the Kissimmee River in central Florida facilitated navigation and more effective flood control, it clearly resulted in ecological degradation of the Kissimmee habitat. Since 1984 the Kissimmee River has been the focus of an intensive restoration program. The managers now responsible for creating a functioning river and floodplain are attempting to restore sections of the Kissimmee to some semblance of "nature." This, the first nationwide attempt to restore a river of such size and ecological importance, is examined in a photographic essay.
Keywords: Florida, Kissimmee River, landscape photography, nature management, restoration.
Mr. GOIN is a professor of art in photography and videography at the University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557.
To contact the author:
Professor Peter Goin
Art Department CFA 212/ MS 224
University of Nevada
Reno, NV 89557
Phone: (702) 784-4994