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Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC)

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Department of Environmental Protection
Division of State Lands
Office of Environmental Services
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 100
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Acquisition and Restoration Council Responsibilities

The Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) is a 10-member group with representatives from four state agencies, four appointees of the Governor, one appointee by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and one appointee by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. ARC has responsibility for the evaluation, selection and ranking of state land acquisition projects on the Florida Forever priority list, as well as the review of management plans and land uses for all state-owned conservation lands.
With assistance from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection staff and the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI), ARC has the following responsibilities:
Acquisition responsibilities:
Reviews Florida Forever project proposals and decides evaluation needs.
Determines final project boundaries.
Establishes priority ranking of projects and adopts annual land acquisition work plan.
Management responsibilities:
Reviews all management plans for state-owned lands.
Reviews land use requests on state conservation lands, including easements, subleases and others.
FNAI provides scientific support to DEP staff and ARC in several key ways:
Scientific review of newly proposed land acquisition projects.
Comprehensive analysis and scoring of all Florida Forever projects using the Conservation Needs Assessment and F-Trac.
Reviews land management plans and participates in land management reviews.


2019 ARC Meeting Calendar

Date and Time Purpose Location
December 13-14, 2018
9:00 AM
• Regular Business
• 2019-1 Proposal First Vote
• Public Testimony  Develop 2019 FF List
DEP-Douglas Building Tallahassee
February 15, 2019
9:00 AM
• Regular Business
DEP-Douglas Building
April 19, 2019
9:00 AM
• Regular Business Public Testimony
• 2019-1 Proposal Second Vote
DEP-Douglas Building Tallahassee 
April 30, 2019
2019-2 Proposal Application Deadline
June 14, 2019
9:00 AM
• Regular Business
• Public Testimony
• 2019-2 Proposal First Vote
DEP-Douglas Building Tallahassee
August 16, 2019
10:00 AM
• Regional Public Hearing
• Public Testimony on All Projects
  Lakeland City Commission Meeting Room
  228 South Massachusetts Avenue
  Lakeland, Florida 33801
October 18, 2019
9:00 AM
• Regular Business
• Public Testimony
• 2019-2 Proposal Second Vote
DEP-Douglas Building Tallahassee
October 31, 2019
2020-1 Proposal Application Deadline
December 12-13, 2019
9:00 AM
• Regular Business
• 2020-1 Proposal First Vote
• Public Testimony
• Develop 2020 FF List
DEP-Douglas Building

Additional Information on the DEP Web
Additional Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) information listed below is available for download from the DEP FTP site.
What is an FTP site?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and an FTP site is a server on the internet that uses this protocol. Users access this in the form of a website that stores files for downloading and uploading.
How do I use the FTP site to access the content from the Division of State Lands?
You follow the links provided below. The links will go to the correct location on the FTP site, so you will be able to identify which file you need from the file name. Click on the file and either select “Open” or “Save” it to a location on your computer.
If I have more questions, whom should I contact?
Please contact the Division of State Lands at 850-245-2555. You will need to be able to tell the receptionist which internet page you are using to download the file, so your call can be directed to the correct area. For example: You are currently on the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) internet page.



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October 24, 2019 - 4:14pm

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