Welcome to LandScope Florida
Florida is deservedly well-known for its stunning white sand beaches, timeless cypress swamps with alligators and extravagantly plumed wading birds, and the Everglades, the nation’s only “river of grass.” But Florida’s natural wonders go far beyond these iconic images, and a closer look reveals an astonishing diversity of species and ecosystems.
The mission of the Florida Natural Areas Inventory is to collect, interpret, and disseminate ecological information critical to the conservation of Florida's biological diversity.
Featured Places in Florida
© Rob Sheppard (Apalachicola River Basin Featured Image)
Though it faces threats from afar, the Apalachicola River Basin is a national hotspot of biodiversity with well over 1,000 native plants and animals and numerous endemic species that exist only in this region.
© Gary Knight/FNAI (Lake Wales Ridge Featured Image)
Created from ancient dunes deposited 650,000 years ago, this sandy ridge in the center of the state contains one of the highest concentrations of rare plants and animals in the United States.