The Combined Structural and Operating Plan (CSOP) Advisory Team was chartered in October 2003 to assist the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (Task Force) in providing recommendations to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during key phases in the development of the CSOP. The CSOP is the combined operating schedule for two critical Everglades restoration projects, the Modified Water Deliveries project and the C-111 project.
The Team consisted of voting members representing stakeholder interests of residents, recreation, the environment and agriculture; and non-voting members representing federal, state, local and tribal entities. It is assisted by neutral facilitators.
The duty of the CSOP Advisory Team was to provide consensus recommendations to the Task Force at key points during the development of the CSOP.
The CSOP Advisory Team was a Task Force initiative that brought together representatives of disparate viewpoints with the goal of seeking their informed input, reducing conflict, and building consensus on a challenging effort. The
of this team were conveyed to the Task Force and then provided to the U.S. Army in May 2006.