Why are Florida’s ranchlands such a valuable land use?

Why are Florida’s ranchlands such a valuable land use?

Most of Florida ranchlands occurs in a historic region of south-central and southwest Florida where native dry prairie and other grassland savanna type ecosystems (including pine flatwoods) were the predominant landcover types; these landcover types are habitat to a...

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DURANDO OKEECHOBEE WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

DURANDO OKEECHOBEE WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

The Florida Conservation Group is proud to be working with Business for Water Stewardship www.businessforwater.org and the Durando Family Ranches to implement a dispersed water storage project in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed. This project will store and clean water...

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NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

NRCS Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)

• ACEP provides financial and technical assistance to help conserve agricultural lands and wetlands and their related benefits • NRCS helps landowners protect working agricultural lands and limit non-agricultural uses of the land and for working farms, the program...

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NRCS Agricultural Land Easement Program (ALE)

NRCS Agricultural Land Easement Program (ALE)

Several NRCS programs are available to landowners interested in land conservation, including the Agricultural Land Easement Program (ALE). The ALE is a partnership program and is geared for working landscapes. NRCS provides financial assistance to eligible partners...

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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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