Lake Kissimmee Preserve
Florida, Polk County
The property is or will be encumbered by a conservation easement as described below.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy 2,644+ acres of rural and scenic habitat in the heart of historic ranchlands and at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Located east of the City of Lake Wales, the property is near public conservation lands and is between Lake Kissimmee and Tiger Lake. The property contains a high quality mosaic of wet and mesic pine flatwoods, scrub, wet prarie, depression marsh and prairie hammocks. There are no improvements on the property and it will be sold subject to a perpetual conservation easement held by the State of Florida. The property does not have lake access. Further transaction details to be provided on inquiry.
Primary Conservation Objective
Conservation goals for this tract include the protection and enhancement of unique and fragile natural areas and rare species habitats, protection of the scenic and distinctive rural character of the landscape; maintenance of the value of the resource in avoiding land fragmentation and enhancing the connectivity of a corridor of conservation lands in the area, and protection of surface water quality and wetlands.
The property is within a landscape that harbors a diverse assemblage of game and non-game species and provides habitat for many mammals, birds and reptiles. The property and surrounding landscape support a variety of birds, including Bald Eagle and Florida Scrub Jay, and animals known to utilize the area including Sherman's fox squirrel, Eastern indigo snake and Gopher Tortoise.
Qualifications and Restrictions
The perpetual conservation easement restrictions limit subdivision of the property into less than 1,000 acre tracts and prohibit building construction, placing of temporary structures, dumping, mining, timber harvesting, destruction of native vegetation, commercial and industrial activities (other than defined cattle grazing uses), activities affecting the hydrology of the land, and operation of motor vehicles other than on existing trails. Buyer must sign a TNC "Conflict of Interest" form.