Wildlands Mission and Projects

Wildlands Conservation’s mission is to conserve and manage wildlands. “Wildlands” is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust and conservation organization comprised of ecologists, land managers, and educators dedicated to keeping our lands wild for wildlife, people, and future generations, forever.

Land Protection

Wildlands helps landowners and assists them with determining the various options available to them for preserving their lands in perpetuity. We hold conservation easements for individuals, developments, and conservation banks, and provide easement monitoring and reporting to ensure commitments are being upheld.

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We advance our mission by conducting cutting edge research on listed species, native wildlife communities, and habitat management techniques to provide critical information to decision makers and land managers.

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Land Management

Wildlands understands the importance of stewardship. Our knowledgeable staff conducts management activities including prescribed burning, exotic species treatment, and native restoration plantings on both public and private conservation lands throughout Florida and the Southeast.

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Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent Training

Wildlands offers gopher tortoise survey, relocation, and recipient site services. We are committed to ensuring that gopher tortoise work is conducted thoroughly and professionally to protect gopher tortoises and commensal species across the state.

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Wildlands Internship Program

We are dedicated to ensuring a brighter future by training the next generation of conservation biologists. We provide interns with hands-on experiences that will maximize their exposure to a wide variety of career opportunities and perspectives in the field of conservation biology.