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

Adams Ranch Conservation Easement Approved

  December 15, 2014

Adams Ranch are tremendous stewards of a landscape-sized wildlife corridor connecting other managed lands. Photo by Carlton Ward /

The Conservation Trust for Florida, Inc. is excited to announce that the Governor and Cabinet approved the option to purchase a conservation easement on 1,536 acres of the Adams Ranch on Tuesday, December 9th! 

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Workshop: Keeping your Land Productive Through Conservation Easements

  September 18, 2014


Join us to learn the benefits of conservation easements and other tools to keep land in agriculture, forestry and/or conservation. This workshop will cover the function of land trusts, how conservation easements work, how landowners can benefit, available technical and financial assistance, and alternatives for successional planning.

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Read the Summer 2014 Issue of The POST

  September 15, 2014


The Conservation Trust for Florida is proud to offer its newsletter, The POST. In the Summer 2014 issue, read how the CTF continues to be on the forefront of landscape-scale conservation in Florida. You'll learn about a conceptual framework for a network of protected lands that would join the Ocala National Forest to the Matanzas River. You'll also see how CTF helped facilitate...

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First place winner of the Florida State Parks and #FFSP Photo Contest was Jason Boeckman’s photo, "Ibis," taken at Gasparilla Island State Park in Boca Grande. View the official announcement here:

First place winner of the Florida State Parks and #FFSP Photo Contest was Jason Boeckman’s photo,