Saving Florida. For Nature. For People. Forever.

The Conservation Trust for Florida works with landowners to save Florida’s wild and working landscapes for future generations.

We find cooperative, innovative ways to protect land that forms wildlife corridors and provides food, clean air and water, and offers outdoor recreation opportunities for Florida’s residents and visitors.

We have protected over 10,000 acres since 1999, and, as the demand and urgency grows to protect Florida’s irreplaceable conservation lands, we are ramping up our pace. We are now leading conservation projects totaling over 100,000 acres.

Our projects stretch from the Florida panhandle to the Everglades and are guided by scientific research that identifies areas of highest priority. These large, statewide projects have global significance and will help protect some of the rarest habitats and species in the world. Read more about our projects >>

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Love Florida’s springs? So do we.
Silver Springs Forest is now protected! It contributes to the long-term health of the springs that feed the Silver and Oklawaha rivers. Learn more. >>
Photo © John Moran.

Property Preserved

The Barr Hammock Levy Prairie Preserve is part of the greenway that connects the Ocala National Forest to the Goethe State Forest. The Conservation Trust was a partner in the grant applications and assists Alachua County with field trips and educational programs at the Preserve.

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A Bold Plan

CTF is working to protect four main corridors. We work to connect the Ocala National Forest to Goethe State Forest, to Matanzas State Forest, to Osceola National Forest (O2O), and to Wekiva State Park. Our bold plans include connecting the Apalachicola National Forest to the Green Swamp.

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Events to Rally Support

Each year CTF hosts several events to gather friends and raise funds. The Dancing with the Bears Dance Party celebrated our 15th Anniversary and recent preservation of 155 acres in the Wekiva-Ocala Greenway. Funds raised support our land conservation projects.

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Reaching Out to Floridians

Landowners interested in leaving a conservation legacy need to know their options. We are eager to help our state’s property owners explore the many strategies and benefits that can help protect their property.

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In the News

Conservation Trust for Florida Earns National Recognition

  August 11, 2017

The Conservation Trust for Florida is excited to announce that it has renewed its land trust accreditation. This distinction shows its committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in its conservation work.
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4th Adams Ranch easement protects 3,245 acres

  July 31, 2017

“With this closing, CTF will have helped the Adams protect 5,443 acres of their ranch over the last three years. I can think of no other legacy that honors the life and work of Bud Adams better than this, and CTF is proud and grateful to be a part of that,” added Lisa Gearen, CTF’s president.”
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CTF Helps Ranching Family Save 1,375 Acres Near Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee

  May 1, 2017

The Conservation Trust for Florida worked with the Pelaez family in Okeechobee County to help place a conservation easement on their 1375-acre ranch. The easement allows the family keep their land in agricultural production and protects important habitat near the Everglades Headwaters.
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