Category: "Land"

Eminent Domain Explained

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Land Conservation

Land conservation is a priority for a majority of Floridians, as evidenced in November 2014 by voter passage of the “Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative.” The initiative, also known as Amendment 1, provides funds to acquire and manage conservation lands. Landowners are also concerned about land conservation. A growing number of them are considering […]

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Recreation Land: Having Fun and Parking Money

Millions of acres in Florida are privately owned recreation lands where owners or lessees hunt, fish, ride four-wheelers – whatever they want to do for fun out in the woods. Recreation land is usually partially pastureland; having pasture on the property lets the owners obtain an agricultural tax classification because cattle are raised on the […]

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Half of Florida is Timberland

Forest covers right at half of Florida’s 34.23 million acres of land, and 71 percent of that timberland is privately owned, according to the Florida Forestry Association. Most Florida timberland in Florida is north of Orlando, and most counties in the northern half of the state are at least 50 percent forested. The Forestry Association […]

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Transitional Land: Creating Housing for a Growing Population

Florida became the third most populous state in the country near the end of 2014, with an estimated population of 19.9 million. Growth is expected to continue; a University of Florida publication projected the state’s population growth will average 278,000 per year by the end of this decade. New residents need housing provided by developers […]

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