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Split Oak: A Case of Poor Management

ORLANDO, Florida – When governments propose actions that involve sabotaging past public investments, the phrase that comes to mind is clear: mismanagement. And this is the clear case with the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area, a 1,689 forest created in 1994 when Orange County, Osceola County, and the

Public Lands as Outdoor Classrooms

By Michelle Krug, Broward County public school teacher I have been teaching science in Florida public schools for over 30 years. Many students rarely have explored or understood the ecological value of the area in which they live. I have used public lands as outdoor classes for my students to

Florida’s Gems are Under Threat

Florida’s natural areas (what we call Gems) face ever-increasing threats from rampant development, water pollution, and climate change, but investments in conservation and management can ensure healthy natural areas and communities for years to come. According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida welcomes nearly 1,000 new residents every day.

Florida’s Natural Gems: Lake Wales Ridge

Lake Wales Ridge is one of the most biodiverse areas in North America – and also one of the most threatened. Consisting of numerous sites, the Lake Wales Ridge Ecosystem project includes the best remaining tracts of natural scrub. The Lake Wales Ridge Florida Forever project includes a total of