These are additional resources in wildlife lighting that may be useful in conducting lighting research.
"Understanding, Assessing, and Resolving Light-Pollution Problems on Sea Turtle Nesting Beaches", by Blair Witherington, Erik Martin and Robbin Trindell. This Technical Report provides background information on sea turtles and lights and discusses many solutions to lighting problems.
Although not appropriate for the short-term solutions that are needed immediately, there are several potential sources of state and federal funding for long-term lighting improvements. The grants listed below require an application and are time sensitive with specific deadlines. We encourage you to visit the sites provided to see if they may be applicable to your situation.
Florida's Sea Turtle Grant Program
Wildlife Lighting Improvement Grants
Florida's State Wildlife Grant Program - Wildlife Legacy Initiative
Florida Landowner Assistance Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service South Florida Coastal Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Private Stewardship Grants Program
For more information regarding the Wildlife Lighting Certification Program, a cooperative effort between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about federal programs for sea turtle conservation and lighting issues, contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at email@example.com
For questions about Florida state programs for sea turtle conservation and lighting issues, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org