The District adopts land management plans to ensure its public conservation lands are being managed in ways that are consistent with Florida Statutes and the District’s mission. District lands are acquired to preserve and protect water resources and natural systems while also providing public access for recreation.
District policy requires management plans for District-owned conservation lands be reviewed and updated every 10 years, unless otherwise directed by the District’s Governing Board. District lands are open to the public and community input is vital in determining how these lands are managed and used.
The land management plans to be updated in 2022 include:
Virtual Public Meeting
The District held a virtual public meeting Tuesday, July 26, to discuss the District’s land management plans being updated in 2022. District staff gave presentations covering each of the five land management plans and proposed updates. The public had an opportunity to speak and ask questions about the proposed plans. Public comments and suggestions will be considered by staff when finalizing the land management plans and will be provided to the Governing Board before they vote to adopt the plans.
Governing Board Approval
The updated land management plans will be presented to the District's Governing Board at the August 23 board meeting. The plans will then be eligible for a vote of approval at the September 27 board meeting. All Governing Board meetings are listed on the District's calendar.