Florida is home to millions of acres of public lands, many of which DEP protects for conservation or recreation purposes. Currently, DEP’s Division of State Lands is conducting a thorough analysis of Florida’s land inventory to ensure that we are acquiring and managing land in a way that makes the most sense for Floridians and our environment. By carefully examining what we already own, we can better determine what’s missing and make sure we’re protecting the areas that need it most.
DEP’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). An important part of protecting these lands is making sure we have the right lands in the right places, and that we’re using them for the right reasons.
Florida’s Land Acquisition Programs Presentation, Nov. 15, 2011
The Board of Trustees asked DEP to present an overview of Florida’s land acquisition programs. The link below provides the PowerPoint presenation given by Clay Smallwood, DEP’s Division of State Lands director.
- Florida’s Land Acquisition Programs – Presentation to the Board of Trustees , Nov. 15, 2011
Disposition of State Lands and Facilities Report, Oct. 1, 2011
As directed by Florida Statute, DEP submitted a list of state-owned property recommended for disposition to the the governor and Legislature on Oct. 1, 2011. This report includes a list of state-owned property with potential for disposition (including vacant land and land with facilities) compiled by DEP and the Department of Management Services. Also included are properties sold and properties placed under management leases since the March 1, 2011, interim disposition report .