Helping a Community Identify Forest Acquisition Options

The City of Jacksonville, Florida has a long tradition of facilitating land purchases such as forest acquisition for conservation and preservation. In collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, the City was assessing its means for providing long-term conservation of private forestlands along its perimeter where there was significant fragmentation and development pressure.

We assessed and then reported on how the city might structure a program to acquire large-scale forestlands along its perimeter. Our work gave Jacksonville and The Nature Conservancy a working blueprint for forest conservation and helped educate its public officials about opportunities for expanding their legacy of land conservation.

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