Tel. 941.234.7201
Nokomis, Florida 34275


Why is Land Conservation Important?
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. These lands support us: they protect our water supply, clean our water, and provide flood control, storm protection, food, recreation and clean air. Land conservation isn't an amenity value; it is vital to our future.



FGC Board
Chair David ‘Lefty’ Durando
Vice Chair Jim Strickland
Treasurer Bryan Archer
Technical Advisor Dr. Tom Hoctor




Our Commitment
Our work is in some of the only remaining large-scale landscapes in Florida. Our commitment to the conservation of natural and agricultural lands includes promoting and implementing land protection projects, private landowner incentives and engaging in science based conservation planning.

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March 29, 2017
Statement from the Florida Conservation Group on The Rural and Family Lands Protection Program and Florida Forever Funding

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March 7, 2017
See what our conservation allies are doing. Get Involved!

Audubon Allies Lobby Florida Legislature for Land Conservation

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Trying to Save Florida’s Landscape
Apr 8, 2017
By Zac Anderson

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Tommy Clay Jr.: Preserving land and saving farms

Posted Apr 30, 2017 at 2:01 AM
By Tommy Clay Jr. / Special to the Star-Banner

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Funding Needed to Preserve and Protect Florida Ag

March 13th, 2017
by Josh McGill

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Protect the Future of Florida’s Food and Water

March 20th, 2017
by Abbey Taylor

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Another Perspective: Florida ranchlands protect the Everglades headwaters

February 17, 2017
By David "Lefty" Durando, Guest columnist

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Perspective: Cattle ranches are key to preserving Florida for all of us

January 27, 2017
Story By Jim Strickland, Photos by Carlton Ward Jr., Special to the Tampa Bay Times

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State funding in jeopardy for land conservation programs

Posted Apr 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM
By Cleveland Tinker 

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Uphill challenge as Florida ranch owners push for easement funding


Posted 02/13/17 05:39 AM EST
By Bruce Ritchie

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Support Conservation Easement Funding Programs: Florida’s 2017 Legislative Session

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 and water resources.

Florida Forever
Florida’s conservation lands program under Florida Department of Environmental Protection (fee-simple and conservation easements). The primary goal of Florida Forever conservation easements is to: protect high priority natural resource areas and water resources.

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Florida Conservation Group is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our federal tax ID number is 47-1365766

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