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
Please sign on to support our land protection advocacy efforts
March 29, 2017 Statement from the Florida Conservation Group on The Rural and
Family Lands Protection Program and Florida Forever Funding
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’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.