Fig. 2. Environmental governance of the Florida Bay: the combination of panarchy, adaptive management and adaptive governance, and reflexive law. In this panarchy, the United States is at the top scale, Florida the next scale, followed by the Everglades, and then Florida Bay at the smallest ecological scale. Federal, state, and local management agencies are linked to their scales of governance, and an intermediary, e.g., bridging organization, is offered as the vehicle to fill gaps in “scale-matching,” and to facilitate communication and information flow. Map of USA (www.usgs.gov/state); Map of Florida (www.florida-map.org/topo-map.htm).