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 >>

Cavern divers at Silver Springs

Love Florida’s springs? So do we.
Silver Springs Forest is now protected! It contributes to the long-term health of the springs that feed the Silver and Oklawaha rivers. Learn more. >>
Photo © John Moran.

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

Stakeholder Notification/Public Notice

  August 11, 2016

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. The Conservation Trust for Florida is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance, conducts an extensive review of each applicant’s policies and programs. See how you can comment.


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Silver Springs Forest Conservation Area Grand Opening May 27

  May 18, 2016

In December 2015, the Conservation Trust for Florida partnered with the Florida DEP and the St. Johns River Water Management District to purchase the 4,900-acre


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CTF announces addition to Everglades Headwaters Refuge

  February 24, 2016

CTF is pleased to announce protection of 2,198 acres of important habitat and working ranchland in the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (with help from CTF) and the Florida Forest Service secured two separate conservation easements from the Adams Ranch, Inc., including 662 acres of some of the last remaining grassland and longleaf pine savanna landscapes in eastern North America.


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