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History of Natives For Your Neighborhood

Please cite the NFYN Database Online as:
Gann GD, Abbott CJ, Hines KN, and Collaborators. 2005-2023. Natives For Your Neighborhood. The Institute for Regional Conservation. Delray Beach, Florida.

Natives For Your Neighborhood was initiated in the early 2000s using data collected as part of IRC's Floristic Inventory of South Florida (FISF) project. It was designed to improve native plant conservation, landscaping, and ecological restoration projects throughout the region. George D. Gann, Melissa E. Abdo, Joyce W. Gann, G. Donald Gann, Sr., Steven W. Woodmansee, Keith A. Bradley, Emilie Grahl, and Kirsten N. Hines published the first version of Natives For Your Neighborhood in 2005, and that authorship was maintained through 2017. Kay M Brennan was an author from 2018 to 2021, making numerous contributions to our butterfly data. Christina Stocking was as an author from 2018 to 2022, and Cara Abbott joined as an author in 2022. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our founding major sponsors, without whom Natives For Your Neighborhood would not have been possible: the South Florida Water Management District, Broward County, Elizabeth Ordway Dunn Foundation, Florida Native Plant Society and the US Fish and Wildlife Service - Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. For a full list of acknowledgements for the FISF and NFYN, including photography used in the NFYN, please see the FISF History.

Natives For Your Neighborhood was originally designed for the 10 southernmost counties of Florida. Due to the popularity of this important tool, IRC is partnering with the Florida Wildflower Foundation and others to bring NFYN to the entire state. To date, we have entered preliminary data as far north as southern Brevard, Osceola, Polk, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties.

Updated March 23, 2023.

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