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 have protected over 19,000 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 175,000 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.

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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.

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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

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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Pelaez & Sons Ranch offers refuge for wildlife

  November 14, 2017

A conservation easement on the Palaez family's 1,375-acre cattle ranch keeps their land in agricultural production and protects important habitat near the Everglades Headwaters.


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CTF hires new leadership, creates new staff position

  September 21, 2017

The Conservation Trust for Florida announces the addition of two executive staff members -- Traci Deen, Esq. and Butch Parks. “With these new hires, CTF is growing to meet the demand for its services and address some of the critical conservation challenges we face as a state.”


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