With an incredible 20 million people already living there, Florida is one of the fastest-developing states in the country. Working on the HCP is a great opportunity to make sure new development doesn’t lead to the loss of important habitat, and to set an example for other landowners throughout the southeast.
Our public lands – refuges, forests, parks and more – provide us with so much. They serve as strongholds for wildlife, help protect sources of clean drinking water, and provide all kinds of opportunities for having fun in the great outdoors.
Today, there are 563 national wildlife refuges, a testament to our nation’s commitment to the conservation of important habitat for the nation’s fish and wildlife resources. You can find refuges in every state in the union, and they come in every size, shape and location imaginable.