Natural Resources Planning

Council frequently assists local governments, state agencies and federal agencies in identifying and evaluating Natural Resources of Regional Significance. Staff often participates by conducting surveys for endangered and threatened species on public and private properties. Council also helps to design preserve areas and develop management plans for protection of natural upland and wetland ecosystems on sites to be developed, participates in workshops to identify regionally significant natural resources, and attends field trips to assist in evaluating the quality and importance of natural communities on properties being considered for public purchase. In addition, Council continues to provide assistance to local governments in developing and revising policies to enhance the protection of natural resources.

Wet prairie surrounded by pine flatwoods


South Florida Water Management District
  St. Johns River Water Management District
  Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  Florida Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Education Website
  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force
  Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
  Florida Communities Trust

Staff contact: or at (772) 221-4060.