• Awards

    An Award Winning Atlas

    We are proud to have received recognition in two international competitions focused on design. The Atlas of Florida’s Natural Heritage has received top honors in the 2011 Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) Annual Map Design Competition with Best of Show, as well as the The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Awards – Best of Category for Nature & Environment.

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    The Atlas featured on WFSU’s Dimensions

    Mike Plummer of WFSU’s Dimensions television program had several nice things to say about the Atlas “…loaded with graphic illustration and photography to explain the subject matter, this book is just plain fun to look through. It’s the kind of book you can pick up off the coffee table and spend 10 minutes with and you will have learned something new about the wonderful state of Florida.” Learn more about the project from FNAI staff Gary, Carolyn and Jon by clicking on the image at right to view the full video segment…

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    A New Natural Resource

    The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is pleased to announce the publication of the Atlas of Florida’s Natural Heritage: Biodiversity, Landscapes, Stewardship, and Opportunities. This high-quality, full-color Atlas is sure to become a standard reference for anyone involved in the conservation, management, study, or enjoyment of Florida’s rich natural resources. We hope the Atlas will inspire, educate, and raise awareness of and interest in biodiversity and conservation issues.

  • Notable Natural Areas

    A New Natural Resource

    The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is pleased to announce the publication of the Atlas of Florida’s Natural Heritage: Biodiversity, Landscapes, Stewardship, and Opportunities. This high-quality, full-color Atlas is sure to become a standard reference for anyone involved in the conservation, management, study, or enjoyment of Florida’s rich natural resources. We hope the Atlas will inspire, educate, and raise awareness of and interest in biodiversity and conservation issues.

  • Rare Plants

    A New Natural Resource

    The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is pleased to announce the publication of the Atlas of Florida’s Natural Heritage: Biodiversity, Landscapes, Stewardship, and Opportunities. This high-quality, full-color Atlas is sure to become a standard reference for anyone involved in the conservation, management, study, or enjoyment of Florida’s rich natural resources. We hope the Atlas will inspire, educate, and raise awareness of and interest in biodiversity and conservation issues.

ORDER YOUR COPY OF THE ATLAS

Now available in both beautiful matte soft cover and glossy hard cover editions.

Audience

Atlas of Florida's Natural Heritage coverThe Biodiversity Atlas was envisioned as a resource that would appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Through its use of colorful maps, graphics, and photography, Florida's Natural Heritage and appeal is dramatically highlighted. It is intended to appeal to a wide audience. Hopefully, it will increase awareness of the resources we take for granted, and the challenges we face in preserving them. It is for those who are informed, interested, and/or influential in environmental issues, but may lack specific information and expertise. These may include planners, policymakers, and environmental/conservation advocates from the local to state level. It is also for environmental/conservation/natural resource managers. While the atlas may not provide "new information" to this audience, it will serve as a useful reference that brings many of the elements of biodiversity together in one publication. The final audience are the citizens of Florida and those who may visit our state. We want the atlas to inspire, educate, and raise awareness of and the interest in biodiversity and conservation issues. Florida's biodiversity is not only important to maintain our quality of life, but it is a primary reason why so many people visit our state.
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published by Florida State University

Features Include:

  • 176 pages, 10” x 12” format, paperback and hardback editions
  • Visually striking presentation with hundreds of maps, photos, illustrations, and other information-rich graphics
  • Wide-ranging overview of natural communities and over 400 species of plants, and animals
  • Coverage of timely conservation and land management issues
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The Atlas is divided into three primary sections

  • Elements of Biodiversity

    This section characterizes the diversity and distribution of species and communities across the state.

  • Biodiversity Conservation

    This section outlines major challenges threatening Florida’s natural resources, some notable efforts to prioritize places for conservation, and Florida’s landmark conservation strategy—the acquisition and management of conservation lands.

  • Notable Natural Areas

    This section shifts the emphasis to place, and ties together the individual elements of natural heritage to highlight outstanding natural places in Florida. Designed to look like a researcher’s field notebook, maps for each of these notable regions in Florida feature a beautiful hand-drawn style, and are complimented with stunning photos and other sketches of species found there.

What others are saying about the Atlas

  • This book will be a valuable tool for us all to make informed decisions about the future of our priceless natural environment.

    Eric J. Barron President, FSU

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  • The Atlas is an up-to-date, well-researched and richly illustrated compendium of Florida’s natural diversity and the unparalleled conservation legacy of Florida citizens. An excellent reference for anyone interested in Florida’s natural environments and conservation issues.

    Manley Fuller President, Florida Wildlife Federation

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  • The book offers a sweeping perspective of Florida’s biodiversity and landscapes and opportunities for conservation gains in Florida.

    Audubon of Florida

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