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Jane Graham
JANE GRAHAM is Policy Manager of Everglades Conservation at Audubon Florida. Jane focuses on Florida water policy and law, wildlife protection, and Everglades funding issues. Prior to joining Audubon Florida in 2010, Jane clerked at the National Wildlife Federation Northeast Regional Office in Montpelier, Vermont, where she worked on cases related to the endangered species act and wetlands jurisdiction.

Jane is a licensed attorney in Florida and the U.S District Court, Southern District of Florida. She is a double Hurricane- receiving a J.D. in 2009 and a B.A. in History and Political Science in 2006 from the University of Miami. After law school, Jane traveled to Vermont to receive an LL.M in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, where she focused on endangered species and climate change. Several of Jane’s articles have been published in journals, including her LL.M thesis on invasive species, “Snakes on a Plane, or in a Wetland: Fighting Back Invasive Non-Native Animals” the Tulane Environmental Law Journal.

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Entries by Jane Graham

A Little North of Jupiter, There Is a Real-Life Planet of the Apes

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 2:09 PM


The air is filled with hoots, pants, grunts, blown kisses and screeches. They fight over territory, joust for dominance in the group and grieve when one of their beloved passes away. Is this some weird reality TV...

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Don't Let Misinformation Prevail Over Clean Water

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 4:42 PM

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a bill known as H.R. 5078, "Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014." This bill threatens to muddy the waters for America's wetlands and undermine the Clean Water Act.

The bill would prevent...

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Funding Needed to Wage Battles in the War Against Invasive Species in the 'Glades

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 6:03 PM

Last month, the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force unveiled a new Comprehensive Invasive Species Strategic Action Framework billed as a top priority for Everglades restoration. To paraphrase Shannon Estenoz, the Director of Everglades Restoration Initiatives for the United States Department of the Interior, "Make no mistake, we...

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America's Largest Ecosystem Restoration Project Is on the Verge of Moving Ahead on Earth Day

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 5:13 PM

Forget the organic soy green latte or earth-toned yoga mat with a smiling bamboo tree on it, or other random schlock for Earth Day. The fate of one of the largest ecosystem restoration projects in the world hangs in the balance at a meeting up in Washington D.C. on Earth...

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Four Signs of Restoration Progress Across Four Corners of the Everglades

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 3:42 PM

Last week, there were several exciting announcements about increases to Everglades restoration funding. Gov. Rick Scott proposed a $130 million Everglades budget. Everglades National Park Superintendent Dan Kimball announced the federal government will match the state's funds for Tamiami Trail Bridge construction, the project that lifts...

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Good News for Birds as Everglades Wind Farm Scrapped

(36) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 6:05 PM

And now, a Thanksgivukkah miracle for the birds:

This week, Wind Capital Group announced that it will not move forward with the Sugarland Wind Farm, a project that would have placed 124 Statue of Liberty-sized wind turbines in the Everglades Agricultural Area.

A consultant for Wind Capital Group cited...

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Lake Okeechobee Needs a Champion

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 10:46 AM

Imagine a great expanse of clear water with a soft sandy bottom, teeming with native birds and wildlife. This is what Lake Okeechobee used to be. But now, after years of pollution, Florida's great lake is hurting....

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Why You Should Care About Everglades Restoration

(63) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 6:00 PM

2013-10-25-alligatorokeechobee.jpgThis week, the U.S House of Representatives passed a bill to move forward several Everglades restoration projects. According to Audubon Florida's Director of Everglades Policy Julie Hill-Gabriel, if the water resources bill becomes law, four Everglades restoration projects will...

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