office within the Division of State Lands that administers the Florida Forever program, the Acquisition and Restoration Council process, and compliance of land management and planning for all conservation lands owned by the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. OES works with agency and non-governmental partners to administer multiple programs for the Division, including Florida Forever proposal evaluations and project planning, agency compliance with land management plans, and implementation of land management reviews and statutorily-required reports. OES also manages contracts and review of environmental site assessments and baseline documentation reports, conservation easement monitoring, and supports the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) and the Land Management Uniform Accounting Council.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.