NRCS Wetland Reserve Easement Program (WRE)

NRCS Wetland Reserve Easement Program (WRE)

WRE’s are critical to the protection of Florida’s water resources. WRE’s PREVENT further decreases in water quality through land protection and ADDRESS water quality issues by restoring wetlands so they can hold and clean water before it reaches our coastal estuaries....

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Florida Ranchlands: Protecting Our Watersheds

Florida Ranchlands: Protecting Our Watersheds

Simple, Efficient and Effective Land conservation is essential for achieving watershed protection goals. Protecting high-quality habitat means CATCHING and KEEPING rain right where it falls and prevents water from rapidly running off into our estuaries and other water...

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NRCS Conservation Easement Programs Update: 1/25/2019

NRCS Conservation Easement Programs Update: 1/25/2019

The application cycle for funding NRCS Conservation Easement Programs is still open. NRCS accepts Conservation Easement applications on a continuous basis (please note that program requirements and forms are subject to change as guidance is provided for implementation...

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Land Conservation and our Water Resources

Land Conservation and our Water Resources

The Florida Conservation Group believes in a holistic approach to addressing our water resource issues. Our waterways have issues because our watersheds have issues. We focus on addressing the underlying problems, namely PROTECTING and REHYDRATING our watersheds....

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Preserving Old Florida

Preserving Old Florida

  “People don’t come to Florida to see a subdivision, they want to see green space. My goal is to encourage other ranchers to acquire easements to preserve this land for the future. We are losing our state.” –Cary Lightsey Are you a private landowner interested...

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