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Protecting the Lands and Waters of the Sunshine State

A timelapse photo of waves hitting a rocky shore.
Blowing Rocks Preserve Aerial view of Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon shorelines. © Darryl Boudreau/TNC

Help Us Make a Difference for People and Nature in Florida

For more than 60 years, we have been working to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends in Florida. We have helped protect more than 1.2 million acres of vulnerable lands and waters in Florida, and we own and manage more than 40,000 acres including four preserves that are open to the public. Led by science and data, we are building coalitions and constituencies, demonstrating leadership and influencing policy across the state.

The Economic Benefits of Florida’s Nature

  • Fishing.


    Recreational Fishing brings in nearly $14 billion annually.

  • Bird.


    Wildlife Viewing brings in $5 billion annually.

  • Money.


    Tax Revenue from outdoor recreation is $10 billion annually.

  • Parks and lands.


    Public Parks and Lands in Florida are worth $60 billion.

Florida’s Conservation Priorities

Our core strategies address the greatest threats to Florida’s nature and people, focusing on areas where we are uniquely positioned to make the most significant contribution to Florida’s future.

  • Building a sustainable Florida.

    Building a Sustainable Florida

    Collaborate with diverse stakeholders across sectors to shift the narrative of development in Florida from built environments that harm and disconnect people from nature to areas that invite nature, promote biodiversity and movement of wildlife. Learn about our sustainable communities work.

  • Transforming Marine Management.

    Transforming Marine Management

    In collaboration with stakeholders, we will strengthen the sustainability of Florida’s fisheries through new and revised policies, modernization of fisheries data systems, and pilot projects to encourage fishing best practices for ocean health. Learn about our fisheries work.

  • Conserving resilient lands, oceans and waters.

    Conserving Resilient Lands, Oceans and Waters

    Conserving a network of resilient and connected lands, oceans and waters is critical for carbon sequestration and for preserving biodiversity, by creating a connected landscape for wildlife to move and adapt to a changing climate. Learn about our land protection work.

  • Inspiring climate action.

    Inspiring Climate Action

    To limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees C, we must ensure that ambitious state and federal greenhouse gas emissions reduction policies are enacted by broadening support for climate action among Florida’s citizens and policymakers. Learn about our climate action work.

Explore Our Nature Preserves in Florida

The rich diversity of landscapes comprising our Center for Conservation Initiatives campus preserves reflects Florida's unique geography and biodiversity. The preserves encompass marine and coastal environments in the southeast, working forests in the panhandle, the connected lands, waters and communities in the center of the state, and Florida's ancient wilderness.

Volunteers working in the native plant nursery at Blowing Rocks Preserve.
Preserve Volunteers They carry out many projects around the preserve including work in the native plant nursery, caring for plants that will be transplanted onto the preserve’s landscape. © TNC


Florida 2023 Impact Report

This report looks back at our proudest accomplishments in 2023, and a preview of what we hope to accomplish with your support.