Saving Florida. For Nature. For People. Forever.

The mission of the Conservation Trust for Florida is to work with landowners to save Florida’s wild and working landscapes for future generations.

The Conservation Trust for Florida envisions an interconnected landscape of natural and working lands spanning across the state. This network of land provides habitat for wildlife, space for outdoor recreation, forestry and agriculture. These lands ensure a healthy ecosystem, supporting nature and people – forever.

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

Operations Assistant position available

  April 16, 2015

Do you have the talents and skills to join our team? We are looking for a part-time Operations Assistant to help manage our Gainesville, FL Continue reading

Strong Showing of Support at the Amendment 1 Rally

  February 19, 2015

Amendment 1 Rally in Tallahassee - photo by  John Moran

Conservation Trust for Florida President Susan Carr spent the day at the State Capitol along with hundreds of champions of conservation who gathered in Tallahassee on February 18 to tell legislators that Amendment 1 dollars must be spent on land and water conservation. You can help make sure they get the message.

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Take ACTION! Keep Amendment 1 Funding for Conservation

  February 4, 2015

Solitude at Sunrise • Silver River State Park. ©John Moran,

In November, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, the "Water and Land Conservation Amendment." This was an incredible win for conservation in Florida, but the victory will not be complete until elected leaders implement legislation that will fund land conservation using this dedicated stream of funding.

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In honor of Earth Day, The Conservation Trust for Florida was invited by The Tiger Bay Club of Southwest Florida to make a lunchtime presentation about Amendment 1.

Keith Fountain spoke to about 60 club members about the history of the Florida Forever Program, its funding, and the overwhelming voter support of Amendment 1. The work of CTF was highlighted as Keith also explained the use of conservation easements as powerful tools for land protection. The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session.
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