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Florida Forever Frequently Asked Questions

What is Florida Forever? 

Florida Forever is the state’s conservation and recreation lands acquisition program, a blueprint for conserving Florida’s natural and cultural heritage. Florida Forever supports a wide range of goals, including water resource protection, coastal resiliency, preservation of cultural resources, public access to outdoor recreation, and the restoration and maintenance of public lands. 

How much land has been acquired under the Florida Forever program?

Land Stewardship

Florida is home to more than 4 million acres of conservation land. Most of these lands are open to the public for recreation, and nearly all require some form of stewardship. The Division of State Lands leases these lands to state agencies and local governments to manage.

The division has leased over 480 conservation areas for use as parks, preserves, forests, wildlife management areas, historic sites and recreation areas. 


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