Working with Private Landowners
As a private landowner -- farmer, rancher, forester, businessperson, hunter or conservationist - you know more about your Florida land than anyone else. You know the wild animals and plants keeping your land healthy and brimming with life. Your land may have been passed down through generations of your family. Or perhaps you are beginning the tradition of letting your children and grandchildren inherit your land and all its natural beauty and value. More than half of Florida’s land area is held in private ownership. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recognizes the critical role that private lands play in providing sustainable wildlife populations and wildlife habitat.
The Landowner Assistance Program, housed within the Office of Conservation Planning Services at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, has a history of cooperative working partnerships with private landowners and managers. We can help you with measures to conserve wildlife and habitat, while keeping your land productive for many agricultural and recreational uses.
Your landowner stewardship is beneficial not only to you but to your neighbors, community and state. What you decide to do as a land steward can have a tremendous beneficial effect on the chances that our wild Florida, so intertwined in our lives and economy, will survive into the future.
- Southeast Forest Landowners Forum Report March 2016
- FWC Gopher Tortoise Management Program
- Florida’s Wildlife Action Plan
- Florida Wildlife Conservation Guide
- Private Lands Deer Management Program and Application
- Imperiled Species Management Plan
- A guide to private lands partnerships to conserve Florida wildlife
- Wildlife Sightings
- FWC Wildlife Sightings App
- Florida Invasive Species Partnership
- 2019 Land Steward Calendar
- Florida Land Steward
- Florida Forest Stewardship
- Private Landowner Network
- Financial Assistance Partners for Fish and Wildlife (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
- 2014 Farm Bill
- Compare previous & new Farm Bill
- USFWS’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife in Florida