Do you know LILA? LILA isn’t a person – it’s a place! Located at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, LILA, which stands for Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment, is a LIving LAboratory for Everglades restoration. This landscape scale physical model allows scientists to conduct cause-and-effect studies in a controlled environment, giving them the opportunity to try restoration techniques before taking them into the 1.7 million acre Everglades ecosystem.
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This video was created by the FAU Center for Environmental Studies in partnership with the USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Sciences Program.