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

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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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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