We are working as a conservation partner with private landowners, the new Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area (EHNWR), and other conservation organizations to protect the land, water and wildlife on 150,000 acres of working, rural landscape in the Upper Everglades watershed through fee-title acquisition, conservation easements, or other ecosystem service instruments.
This globally significant landscape includes rare sandhill and scrub, cutthroat seepage wetlands, dry and wet prairie, and pine flatwood forests. The EHNWR and Conservation Area has an exceptionally high density of imperiled species with over 25 federal-listed and 126 state-listed plants and with 15 federal-listed and 68 state-listed animal species.
Florida Conservancy is committed to conservation strategies that recognize that farms and ranches are part of living ecosystems and their productivity depends on the health of those ecosystems. Sustainable agricultural practices raise nutritious food while protecting water quality, investing in soil fertility and promoting diverse communities of plants, pollinators, and wildlife.