Florida Forever is Florida’s premier conservation and recreation lands acquisition program, a blueprint for conserving natural resources and renewing Florida’s commitment to conserve the state’s natural and cultural heritage. View Our Lands. Our Legacy. A Florida Forever Story Map for highlights of the program.
Florida Forever replaces Preservation 2000 (P2000), the largest public land acquisition program of its kind in the United States. With approximately 10 million acres managed for conservation in Florida, more than 2.6 million acres were purchased under the Florida Forever and P2000 programs.
Since the inception of the Florida Forever program in July 2001, the state has purchased more than 869,477 acres of land with approximately $3.2 billion.
NEW!! Click the image to explore updates to the Florida Forever Plan and all current Florida Forever projects with our interactiveFlorida Forever 2021 Story Map.
Florida Ecological Greenways Network (FEGN)
The FEGN is a key component of the evaluative criteria for Florida Forever land acquisitions. In April 2021, the Florida Legislature unanimously passed the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act that will become law in July 2021. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is comprised of critical habitat linkages that are defined as Priority 1, Priority 2, or Priority 3 areas within the FEGN.
The Rural and Family Lands Protection Program is an agricultural land preservation program designed to protect important agricultural lands through the acquisition of permanent agricultural land conservation easements. This program is administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
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.