ECOLOGICAL PRESERVATION AND MAINTENANCE
More than two hundred thousand trees have been planted to help return some of the preserve back to a more natural state.
In addition controlled burns are utilized to keep the land safe from uncontrolled fires. Controlled burns also help prevent dramatic shifts in the environment, like a prairie ecosystem being overrun with trees and becoming an oak forest, crowding out the prairie wildlife.
Illegal hunters and hikers who do not respect the natural condition of the property have also been a problem in the past. Still, Forever Florida remains a safe and beautiful habitat full of rare and endangered birds, animals, and plants. Learn more about ecological efforts of Forever Florida.