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 >>
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.
In the News
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.
“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.”
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.