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Lands Topics

As staff to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Governor and Cabinet), DEP provides oversight for the management of activities on more than 12 million acres of state-owned lands including lakes, rivers and islands. DEP buys land for preservation, sells surplus state property, and provides mapping and survey services for state-owned lands. DEP also specializes in geoscience research that helps guide regulatory and policy-making decisions.

Myakka River State Park - Butterfly in a field

Acquisition and Restoration

The 10-member council reviews Florida Forever projects and establishes priority ranking for acquisition.
Oleta River State Park - A new growth of mangroves

Cabinet Affairs

Serves as DEP’s clearinghouse for all items presented to the Governor and Florida Cabinet.
Pond with trees hanging above

Florida Forever

Florida Forever is Florida’s conservation and recreation lands acquisition program, a blueprint for conserving the state’s natural and cultural heritage.
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park - Sea Foam on the Coquina Rocks

Florida Geological Survey

Specializes in geoscience research and assessments to provide high-quality data and interpretations.
The Suwannee River

State Lands

Provides oversight for the management of activities on more than 12 million acres of public lands. Assists those who want to sell land to the state or buy land from the state.
Grayton Beach State Park - Fence on the beach

State-owned Lands and Records

In accordance with Sections 216.052, 253.0325, and 253.87 Florida Statutes (F.S.), The Florida State Owned Lands and Records Information System (FL-SOLARIS) was developed and implemented by the...

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