Wetland Reserve Easement Program (WRE) Deadline is Feb 12th!

Wetland Reserve Easement Program (WRE) Deadline is Feb 12th!

The deadline for this year’s Wetland Reserve Easement Program (WRE) is right around the corner, February 12, 2021. The overall goal of the WRE is to PREVENT further decreases in water quality through land protection and FIX water quality issues by restoring wetlands...

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Florida’s Great Prairie Region

Florida’s Great Prairie Region

South-central and southwest Florida are home to a Florida’s “great prairie region” where vast grasslands were native along with species adapted to them. This includes the Florida dry prairie ecosystem-- native upland grasses, palmettos, and scattered shrubs and pines,...

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Ranchlands: Nature’s Paths Across Florida

Ranchlands: Nature’s Paths Across Florida

The Florida Ecological Greenways Network (FEGN) identifies the most important wildlife corridors and large, intact landscapes in the state. FEGN Priorities 1-3 (shown on map) are the top priority wildlife corridors; these are the lands that need to be protected to...

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Ranchlands in southern Florida: A Low-Intensity Land Use.

Ranchlands in southern Florida: A Low-Intensity Land Use.

Cow-calf operations in southern Florida are what we call a ‘low-intensity land use’. Florida’s ranchlands protect a vast amount of native habitat that is critical to the viability of many of our listed wildlife species. Ranchlands hold and filter water; the more we...

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United Voices for Land Conservation Funding

United Voices for Land Conservation Funding

Members of the conservation, ranching, forestry and sportsmen’s communities have come together in our collective support for funding two critical land protection programs. The Florida Forever Program and The Rural and Family Lands Protection Program are both needed...

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