Land Management Partners
- Committee Chair:
- Anne Cox
- Vice-Chair for East Florida
- Danny Young
- Vice Chair for West Florida
- Kevin Love
The Land Management Partners committee works with state land managers on land management reviews. The reviews are conducted by the State of Florida on lands that were purchased with public conservation funds such as P2000 and Florida Forever. Each property has a management plan which is reviewed on a regular schedule, typically every 5 years. As an NGO, FNPS can participate in these reviews and make a contribution that will promote the preservation and conservation of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.
FNPS served on 100% of the land reviews in 2010-11and 2011-12 and we want to continue 100% FNPS participation on the land reviews. Participants, please fill out the Volunteer Reporting form after the Land Review and send to Danny. The FNPS participation in the Management Reviews and Evaluation Process is outlined at this Link.
Join us on a FDEP Land Management Review Team. Upcoming Reveiws are shown on a map and the list of reviews by date is below the map. Click on "Upcoming Reviews" at upper left on this page to open the Map. Or click on the 2012-13 Schedule link. Land Reviews provide wonderful opportunities to meet land managers from a variety of state lands and assist with management goals, assuring that our state lands are being managed for the purpose for which they were purchased. These are our state lands and we can be part of an eight member team who participates in a full day of on-the-ground field reviews and a half-day of evaluation
Join us on a SJRWMD or SWFWMD Land Review. These land reviews are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Get on the FNPS LMP land review mailing list for notifications for these reviews. These reviews are a full day for both on-the-ground and evaluation. Please contact us by clicking on the "Join Us" Button upper left.
The Land Management Partners Committee is expanding our activities. See the latest Board Report on the Forum under Committees/Land Management Partners to see how you can help!
We are writing articles for the Palmetto about FNPS participation on the Land Reviews. These articles will feature the state land, whether a State Park (FDEP), State Forest (FFS) or Wildlife Management Area (FWCC). Articles will include the History and highlights about special habitats and listed plant and animal species. We are asking reviewers to please take high resolution photos and send to us with captions and a short article that will inspire other FNPS members and Chapters to schedule field trips and visit these lands. Florida has a Total of 4,865,877 acres in state managed non-submerged lands and 9,366,499 acres that include State, Federal and Local managed lands. Please visit Florida Natural Areas Inventory at FNAI.org and click on Conservation Lands for more information.
Participate in public comments on management plans as an FNPS representative
- Serve on FDEP Land Management Review teams
- Serve on St John's River Water Management Review teams
- Serve on South West Florida Water Management Review teams
- Serve on Water Management Stakeholders groups
- Assist with Management Plan writing and review
- Assist with state lands volunteer programs
- Serve on state lands Liaison Committees
Resources for Committee Members
Land Management Plan Links:
Please note that the Florida Division of Forestry has been changed to the Florida Forest Service. We also added management plans for the Office of Greenways and Trails and the Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas. Coming soon are the other three Water Management Districts
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection - State Parks on FDEP's Web site.
- Florida Forest Service on FFS's Web site
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on FWC's Web site
- St John's River Water Management District Plan
- South West Florida Water Management District Plan
- Office of Greenways and Trails
- Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas - CAMA