The protection of natural and agricultural lands are necessary for a vital economy and healthy communities. Public and private conservation lands and the services they provide are just as important to our economy and well-being as are our roads, residences, and businesses. Natural and agricultural lands are critical to our quality of life. They protect our water supply, clean our water, and provide flood control, storm protection, food, recreation and clean air. Land conservation isn’t a luxury; it is critical to our future.

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Cattle ranches keep development from wiping out Florida’s beautiful ‘wild places’
December 20, 2017

I am a sixth-generation Floridian and third-generation Florida cattle rancher. My grandfather founded our ranch, Williamson Cattle Company, in the 1940s. Our family-run ranch is located in Okeechobee County, the heart of Florida’s cattle county.

February 2, 2018

Landowner Advocacy for Land Conservation Programs

  Florida Conservation Group advocates on behalf of landowners from around the state for Rural and Family Lands and Florida Forever funding. These programs protect our water and wildlife for future generations. We've teamed with the Florida Cattlemen’s Association to ask our legislature to invest in natural and agricultural Florida and fund these programs. Contact us for more info:   Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP) Agricultural Conservation Easement Program under Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. RFLPP’s primary mission is the protection of agricultural lands.   Florida Forever Florida’s conservation lands program under Florida Department of...

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