MANAGEMENT: A Map, "An
Island of Pristine Habitat"
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Archbold Biological Station has some of the best examples of natural habitats remaining on
central Florida's Lake Wales
Ridge. Yet, as with other natural areas along the Ridge, the Station is increasingly an
island of native habitat surrounded by citrus groves, cattle ranches, and housing
developments (see map below), and this insularity brings at least three liabilities for
land management; isolation from large-scale disturbances, smoke management during
prescribed burns, and accelerated invasion by non-native species.
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