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Division of State Lands

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of State Lands is Florida’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, serving as staff to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund (Governor and Cabinet). As such, the division’s role goes far beyond just acquiring lands for protection. It provides oversight for the management of activities on more than 12 million acres of public lands including lakes, rivers and islands. These public lands help ensure all Florida’s residents and visitors have the opportunity to truly appreciate Florida’s unique landscapes.

Florida Forever is Florida’s conservation and recreation lands acquisition program, a blueprint for conserving our natural resources and renewing our commitment to conserve our natural and cultural heritage. It replaces Preservation 2000 (P2000), the largest acquisition program of its kind in the United States. With a total of 10.1 million acres of conservation land in Florida, more than 2.4 million acres were purchased under the Florida Forever and P2000 programs.

The Division of State Lands also assists landowners who want to sell land to the state, buy land from the state or gain access to public lands.


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Pursuant to Section 18-21.011(1)(b) Florida Administrative Code, the following detailed charts represent the annual posting of information describing historic changes in the Consumer Price index and effects on Submerged Land Lease Base Rates, with and without Telecom leases. For additional assistance, please contact the Division of State Lands....Read More

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