The bluffs and ravines along the Apalachicola River are unique in North America and are home to many rare and endemic species. This project will protect most of the bluffs and ravines currently in private ownership. Conservation efforts will be directed toward the preservation of steepheads, streams, hardwood forests, glades, and archaeological sites as well as the removal of pine plantations, and the restoration of natural pine forests. The project will also provide areas for outdoor recreation and will preserve several archaeological sites. Most of the acreage would be acquired as a conservation easement.

PROJECT COST: $10,260,000 TO $68,228,000
LEAD ORGANIZATION: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
PARTNERS: Jackson, Gadsden, Liberty, Calhoun and Gulf Counties; The Forestland Group

Additional Benefits:

  • Socially Vulnerable Population Benefiting: 35,500
  • Critical Facilities in Vicinity: 28
State, Estuary, and Project Type for this project:
Florida Apalachicola Bay Habitat Protection