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 which was signed into 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.