The Protecting Florida’s Natural Resources Forever Map shows Florida’s Existing Conservation Lands (green) and those which can be acquired (i.e., Potential Conservation Lands in reddish) if the Florida Legislature spends the funds from the Florida Land Acquisition Trust Fund as voters intended. These are lands that can be acquired with funds authorized by the 2014 Legacy Amendment to the Florida Constitution. The lands shown have been identified and prioritized under the Florida Forever Environmental Land Acquisition Projects program, the Rural and Family Lands conservation easement program, and critical landscape-scale habitat linkages via the Florida Ecological Greenways Network.
FWF is engaged in ongoing litigation seeking significantly increased funding for conservation lands acquisition. The conservation priority properties yet to be acquired are of demonstrable conservation and outdoor recreational value and will only be acquired from willing sellers. The properties to be acquired may be fee or less-than-fee permanent conservation easements.