USDA Purchases $4.9M Conservation Easement for Florida’s Wetlands Reserve Program


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Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM

LAKELAND, FL June 25, 2014 – Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM of Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) announces a recent conservation easement sale to the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The 2,059 +/- acres, located in Highlands County, FL sold for $4,953,400 ($2,894 per acre). The conservation easement becomes a part of the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) that provides technical and financial assistance to landowners, in order to restore, protect, and enhance existing wetlands.

The landowner was represented by Saunders and the closing date was May 6, 2014.

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Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Real Estate (CBCSRE) is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land and conservation easements, transacting over $1 billion in sales from 1996 through 2013. Offering land, forestry, and conservation easement real estate services through CBC Saunders Real Estate and the CBC Saunders Real Estate |Forestry Group, the Saunders team of land professionals and foresters offers advisory and transactional services through the home office in Lakeland, FL, the North Florida office in High Springs, FL, and its network of Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide. We provide services to land and commercial clients through both CBCSRE and our commercial real estate brokerage, Coldwell Banker Commercial Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty.