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Deal Protects Highlands County Land from Development

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

Nearly 2,500 acres of ranch land in Highlands County will be added to a state program that helps limit development of agricultural property. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet agreed Tuesday to spend $5.5 million to purchase a “conservation easement” on what is known as the Sandy Gully property, which contains wetlands and surface waters that flow toward the …

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Scott, Cabinet Eye Land Conservation Projects

Dan Environment, Florida

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet are expected next month to consider whether to spend nearly $11 million to help limit future development on four ranches and farms in four counties. The proposals would add 8,388 acres to the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program, which through the use of “conservation easements” restricts future development but allows owners to …

Agriculture Land Conservation Easement Sign-up Underway in Florida

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants landowners to know applications to fund agricultural easements in the state are being accepted until February 16. Ag Land Conservation Easement Sign-up Underway in Florida from Florida NRCS: Applications to fund agricultural easements in Florida are being accepted until Feb. 16. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to …