We provide information and act as a resource to landowners on the various conservation easement and incentive programs available. We provide assistance in determining which conservation easement program fits best for each family. Sometimes conservation easements aren’t the best fit for folks, so we bring knowledge and technical expertise on other cost-share and government assistance programs available.

 

State and Federal Conservation Easement Programs

Florida Forest Service: Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP)
Rural and Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP)
Keith.Rowell@FreshFromFlorida.com

 

Department of Environmental Protection-Division of State Lands: Florida Forever
Florida Forever
Paula.L.Allen@dep.state.fl.us

 

Florida Forest Service: The Forest Legacy Program
The Forest Legacy Program
Catherine.Ingram@FreshFromFlorida.com

 

NRCS: The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Roney.Gutierrez@fl.usda.gov

 

NRCS ACEP: Wetland Reserve Easement
Wetland Reserve Easement
Crenel.francis@fl.usda.gov

 

NRCS-Agricultural Conservation Land Easement Program: Agricultural Land Easements (ALE)
Agricultural Land Easements (ALE)
nina.bhattacharyya@fl.usda.gov

 

Conservation Incentive Programs and Cost Share Opportunities
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Private Landowner Assistance Program
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
Contact Joseph_Prenger@fws.gov
FDACS Office of Water Policy (cost-share projects to improve water resources)
Contact AgBMPHelp@FreshFromFlorida.com
NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Florida Forest Service Cost Share Programs
South Florida Water Management District Dispersed Water Storage Program
Southwest Florida Water Management District FARMS Programs
FWC’s Gopher Tortoise Recipient Site

 

Other Groups providing resources for Florida Landowners

Florida Cattlemen’s Association
Florida Forestry Association
Florida Farm Bureau
Florida Land Trusts
Florida Land Steward
Range Cattle Research and Education Center

 

Groups offering conservation easement and other assistance to private landowners.

There are many groups and individuals offering assistance on conservation programs to landowners.
Please contact us for list of names and contact information. Below are a few groups that focus on easements and land protection in Florida (not an inclusive list)

Conservation Fund
Conservation Florida
Conservation Foundation for the Gulf Coast
National Wildlife Refuge Association
Saunders Real Estate
Dykes Everett and Company
The Nature Conservancy
North Florida Land Trust