Template talk:Protected areas of Florida

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Too big! How about some consolidation?[edit]

This template is rather long and a bit choppy - in part because there are a lot of sections. How about combining the sections of rivers, lakes, and springs into one on bodies of water - although I'm not sure the difference is more than syntax anyway, as some of these sites are large parks built around a small spring. Same thing with historic and archaeological sites and museums. There's a fine line between some historic sites which happen to feature archaeological digs, and some archaeological sites which happen to be of historic significance (and many of them have museums as well). Cheers! bd2412 T 13:58, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

  • The sectioning is admittedly, to some extent, subjective. I didn't want everything combined into one big lump, so I broke it out the way I did, to create more manageable chunks. I almost did put all the water related parks in one section, ironically. Any ideas on how to reorganize would be appreciated, definitionately! --Ebyabe 00:13, 11 August 2006 (UTC)
    • Ok, I've made my recommended combinations. bd2412 T 00:50, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

What's in a name?[edit]

Nice work, but it might be just a tad confusing, as all of Florida's State _________s are now officially named as "State Parks" (i.e. = MacClay Gardens State Park, Lake Jackson Mounds Archeological State Park, etc.) - Aerobird 14:25, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't know about that. How would Gulf Hammock Wildlife Management Area fit on this template? ----DanTD (talk) 12:52, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
Even though Aerobird's statement is true, I felt it would be easier on the average user if the parks were broken up in sections, rather than in one big lump. So even though, for example, all the State Recreation Areas are now State Parks, I left them in their own section on the template. I've moved the individual articles to "_________ State Park", though. --Ebyabe (talk) 14:45, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Department of Environmental Protection?[edit]

I'm not sure why the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is listed at the bottom of this template. Multiple agencies run different types of natural areas in Florida. For example, State Forests seem to be run by the Department of Agriculture or Fish and Wildlife Commission. Gamweb (talk) 12:42, 18 November 2008 (UTC)