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  • Judah P. Benjamin Confederate Memorial at Gamble Plantation

    Historic State Park

    APPROVED Unit Management Plan

    STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

    Division of Recreation and Parks April 21 2015

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION ................................................................................... 1 PURPOSE AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PARK ....................................... 1 Park Significance ................................................................................ 1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE PLAN..................................................... 2 MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OVERVIEW ................................................... 8 Management Authority and Responsibility .............................................. 8 Park Management Goals ...................................................................... 8 Management Coordination ................................................................... 9 Public Participation .............................................................................. 9 Other Designations ............................................................................. 9

    RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMPONENT

    INTRODUCTION ................................................................................. 11 RESOURCE DESCRIPTION AND ASSESSMENT..................................... 12 Natural Resources ............................................................................. 12 Topography .................................................................................. 12 Geology ....................................................................................... 12 Soils ............................................................................................ 12 Minerals ....................................................................................... 12 Hydrology .................................................................................... 17 Natural Communities (FNAI) ........................................................... 17 Imperiled Species ......................................................................... 24 Exotic and Nuisance Species ........................................................... 26 Special Natural Features ................................................................ 30 Cultural Resources ............................................................................ 30 Condition Assessment .................................................................... 31 Level of Significance ...................................................................... 31 Prehistoric and Historic Archaeological Sites ..................................... 32 Historic Structures ........................................................................ 33 Collections ................................................................................... 36 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM ................................................. 38 Management Goals, Objectives and Actions .......................................... 38 Natural Resource Management ........................................................... 39 Hydrological Management .............................................................. 39 Natural Communities Management ...................................................... 40 Natural Communities Improvement ................................................. 40 Imperiled Species Management .......................................................... 41 Exotic and Nuisance Species Management ........................................ 43 Cultural Resource Management .......................................................... 45 Special Management Considerations .................................................... 48 Timber Management Analysis ......................................................... 48 Arthropod Control Plan ................................................................... 48

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  • Resource Management Schedule ............................................................ 49 Land Management Review ..................................................................... 49

    LAND USE COMPONENT

    INTRODUCTION ................................................................................. 51 EXTERNAL CONDITIONS .................................................................... 51 Existing Use of Adjacent Lands ........................................................... 52 Planned Use of Adjacent Lands ........................................................... 52 PROPERTY ANALYSIS ........................................................................ 53 Recreation Resource Elements ............................................................ 53 Land Area .................................................................................... 53 Natural Scenery ............................................................................ 53 Archaeological and Historic Features ................................................ 53 Assessment of Use ............................................................................ 54 Past Uses ..................................................................................... 54 Future Land Use and Zoning ........................................................... 54 Current Recreation Use and Visitor Programs .................................... 57 Other Uses ................................................................................... 57 Protected Zones ............................................................................ 57 Existing Facilities .............................................................................. 57 Recreation Facilities .......................................................................... 57 Support Facilities .............................................................................. 58 CONCEPTUAL LAND USE PLAN ........................................................... 58 Potential Uses .................................................................................. 61 Public Access and Recreational Opportunities .................................... 61 Proposed Facilities ............................................................................ 62 Capital Facilities and Infrastructure ................................................. 62 Facilities Development ....................................................................... 63 Recreational Carrying Capacity ........................................................... 63 Optimum Boundary ........................................................................... 64

    IMPLEMENTATION COMPONENT

    MANAGEMENT PROGRESS .................................................................. 65 Acquisition ....................................................................................... 65 Park Administration and Operations .................................................... 65 Resource Management ...................................................................... 65 Natural Resources ..................................................................... 65 Cultural Resources ..................................................................... 66 Recreation and Visitor Services ........................................................... 66 Park Facilities ................................................................................... 66 MANAGEMENT PLAN IMPLEMENTATION ............................................ 66

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  • TABLES

    TABLE 1 – J. P. B. Memorial at Gamble Plantation Management Zones ....... 12 TABLE 2 – Imperiled Species Inventory .................................................. 25 TABLE 3 – Inventory of FLEPPC Category I and II Exotic Plant Species ....... 27 TABLE 4 – Cultural Sites Listed in the Florida Master Site File ................... 38 TABLE 5 – Recreational Carrying Capacity .............................................. 64 TABLE 6 – Implementation Schedule and Cost Estimates.......................... 69

    MAPS

    Vicinity Map ........................................................................................... 3 Reference Map ....................................................................................... 5 Management Zones Map........................................................................ 13 Soils Map ............................................................................................ 15 Natural Communities Map ...................................................................... 19 Base Map ............................................................................................ 55 Conceptual Land Use Plan ...................................................................... 59

    LIST OF ADDENDA

    ADDENDUM 1 Acquisition History ....................................................................... A 1 - 1 ADDENDUM 2 Advisory Group Members and Report ............................................. A 2 - 1 ADDENDUM 3 References Cited ......................................................................... A 3 - 1 ADDENDUM 4 Soil Descriptions ......................................................................... A 4 - 1 ADDENDUM 5 Plant and Animal List ................................................................... A 5 - 1 ADDENDUM 6 Imperiled Species Ranking…………………………………………………………………….A 6 - 1 ADDENDUM 7 Cultural Information………………

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