Saving Florida. For Nature. For People. Forever.

The Conservation Trust for Florida protects Florida’s natural and agricultural landscapes for future generations.

We have protected over 20,000 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 180,000 acres.

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.

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Conserving Florida’s Landscapes

Our projects stretch from the Florida panhandle to the Everglades and are guided by scientific research that identifies areas of highest priority. Photo: Randy Batista

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Preserving Rural Lands

We work with private landowners in rural communities to protect Florida’s working lands, protecting not only green spaces and habitat, but a piece of Florida’s heritage. Photo: Carlton Ward

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Protecting Greenways

With a focus on connectivity and landscape scale conservation, we have a bold plan.

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In the News

State moves to save 772-acre Madison County ranch

  March 7, 2018

Sampala Lake View

“The Conservation Trust for Florida is dedicated to safeguarding Florida’s natural and agricultural landscapes, and protecting land that supports Florida’s family farms and ranches,” said Traci Deen, the group’s executive director. “This project does all of that. More, placing this property in conservation protects a piece of Florida history forever. That's really something special.”


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2018 Annual Meeting

  February 12, 2018

CTF's 2018 Annual Meeting 3.15.18 at Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville, Florida, 6-8PM Join us! Admission is free.  Enjoy cold craft beer, light food, and good


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Springtime in the Forest

  November 14, 2017

Your fellow CTF supporters toured Silver Springs Forest Conservation Area earlier this year, and the group’s knowledge, good humor, and passion for protecting our natural world gives us hope for the future.


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Connecting What Matters: Landscape-scale connectivity is the future of conservation.

  November 14, 2017

The Conservation Trust for Florida is looking ahead, and there is a lot to look forward to. We know that there is still time to play a meaningful role in shaping Florida’s conservation future. The wild and rural Florida you love is still out there, and we are working to keep it that way. The key is to continue working at a landscape scale.


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Bud Adams 1926 – 2017: A pragmatic visionary

  November 14, 2017

Most of us can only imagine “Old Florida” but Bud Adams wrote the book on it. In his book “The Old Florida,” he recounts the details of his life and shares his wisdom. He was a Florida Cattleman through and through.


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