Southern bald eagles,
sea turtles, and other protected animal and plant species are afforded habitat protection through several Lee County land development regulations. In 1986, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners adopted Southern bald eagle nest guidelines and created an
Eagle Technical Advisory Committee (ETAC). Environmental Sciences and ETAC members monitor bald eagle nests throughout Lee County and provide technical advice to landowners on bald eagle biological requirements.
Other protected animals include species such as the gopher tortoise, wood stork, fox squirrel and eastern indigo snake. Protected plants include species such as the joewood, beautiful paw-paw, Curtis milkweed and Florida coontie. A complete list of protected animal and plant species is located under
Appendix H of the Lee County Land Development Code. Additional information.
A survey for protected animal and plant species is required for most new development projects; A species management plan is required if protected species occur on a development site. For more information regarding
, and other protected species, call 239-533-8585.
Lee Listed Species Survey Method
for use with the Lee County Protected Species Ordinance
Alternative Species Survey Method
Kevin L. Erwin Consulting Ecologist, Inc.
Endangered Species Survey Method
Southern Biomes, EIS
Modified Meandering Strip Census
Prepared by Wilson, Miller, Barton & Peek, Inc., April 3, 1998