Florida Conservation Lands

Abstract

The Florida Conservation Lands data includes boundaries and statistics for more than 2,400 federal, state, local, and private managed areas. National parks, state forests, wildlife management areas, local and private preserves are examples of the managed areas included. Many conservation easements are also included in the data.

Purpose

Inventory statewide managed conservation lands and make the data available for public use.

Time Period of Content

2016

Update Frequency

quarterly

Publish Date

2016

Originator

Florida Natural Areas Inventory

Publisher

Florida Natural Areas Inventory

Theme Keywords

conservation, lands, park, easement

Place Keywords

Florida

Source Scale

Horizontal Accuracy

The boundaries are often accurate to the parcel level, but older boundaries may not be as accurate.

Process Steps

Format

Format Details

Projection

Florida Albers HARN

Field Names

Field Description Type
ma_id Unique identifier for each Managed Area Real (19.11)
macode_bcd Unique identifier for each Managed Area, beginning with "M.USFLHP*". String (17.0)
maname Official name of the Managed Area (conservation land), as determined by the managing agency. Note that in some cases a Managed Area is contained within a larger Managed Area (see MAJORMA below). To select all of the polygons for a Managed Area that contains one or more smaller Managed Areas, query on both MANAME and MAJORMA. String (200.0)
majorma Official name of the Major Managed Area. Major Managed Area refers to a larger Managed Area that contains the Managed Area in question. For example, Abe Trull Research Natural Area is contained within St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. For Abe Trull RNA, St. Marks NWR is the Major Managed Area and the MAJORMA is St. Marks NWR. When the Managed Area is not part of a larger Managed Area, this attribute item appears as "ZZ". To select all of the polygons for a Managed Area that contains one or more smaller Managed Areas, query on both MANAME and MAJORMA. String (200.0)
matype Code for the Managed Area by lead managing agency. String (5.0)
managing_a Name of the lead managing agency for the Managed Area. String (113.0)
matype2 Code for Managed Area by managing agency category. String (1.0)
owner Name of the main owner of the Managed Area. Additional owners, if any, are listed in COOWNERs. Note that for some Managed Areas, the managing agency is different from the owner. String (100.0)
coowners Name(s) of additional owner(s) of the managed area (i.e., in addition to the agency listed in OWNER, these agencies own a portion of the managed area). String (254.0)
totacres Total Acres Real (19.11)
ltf_acres Number of acres within the Managed Area that are in less-than-fee ownership. Figures are not GIS calculated (i.e., not polygon-based) unless specified in COMMENTS 1(2). Acreage figures are obtained directly from the managing agencies. Real (19.11)
county County Name String (100.0)
protstat Protection Status. String (40.0)
manager Name and/or official job title of the current manager of the Managed Area. String (100.0)
mgrinst Manager Institution String (100.0)
mgrcity Manager city String (100.0)
mgrphone Manager Phone String (100.0)
desc1 General description of the Managed Area, focusing on natural communities and rare species found within the Managed Area. This attribute has been split into two parts because of the shapefile text field limitation. String (254.0)
desc2 Description, continued from DESC1. String (254.0)
comments1 General comments concerning a Managed Area. This attribute has been split into two parts because of the shapefile text field limitation. String (254.0)
comments2 Comments, continued from COMMENTS1. String (254.0)
dig_com Source of the digital boundaries and date. Indicates whether GIS boundaries were provided by an outside agency (e.g., "DIGITAL BOUNDARIES PROVIDED BY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT") or were transcribed and digitized by FNAI staff as described earlier (i.e., "FNAI MAPPING AND DIGITIZING"). Includes date (month/year) digital boundary file was received by FNAI and/or revisions were made by FNAI staff. String (254.0)
maname_ab A shortened (abbreviated) name of the Managed Area (used primarily for map labeling). String (60.0)
ma_website Managed Area Web Site. String (150.0)
ownertypes Owner Types. Code(s) for owner(s) of Managed Area by category. F = Federal, S = State, L = Local, P = Private String (254.0)
esmt_hold Easement Holder. Entity that holds title to the easement on the property. String (100.0)

Matype Field Description

Code for the Managed Area by lead managing agency. Each Managed Area has been coded as

1st byte = Managing Agency Category:
F=Federal, S=State, L=Local, P=Private

2nd and 3rd bytes = Managing Agency: (e.g., AF= US Air Force)

4th and 5th bytes = Managed Area Unit Type (e.g., AB= Air Force Base)

If a managing agency has only one type of MA Unit, the MA Unit Type code can be the managing agency code repeated (e.g., for State Agency for Persons with Disabilities, the code is SPDPD).

FEDERAL

Managing Agency codes (bytes 2 and 3):
AF  -  US Dept. of Defense, Air Force
BL  -  US Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
CG  -  US Dept. of Homeland Security, Coast Guard
DA  -  US Dept. of Agriculture (unspecified)
DC  -  US Dept. of Commerce
FS  -  US Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service
FW  -  US Dept. of the Interior, Fish & Wildlife Service
MC  -  US Dept. of Defense, Marine Corps
NP  -  US Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service
NR  -  US Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
NS  -  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NV  -  US Dept. of Defense, Navy

Managed Area Unit Type codes (bytes 4 and 5):

U.S. Air Force (FAF..)
AB  -  Air Force Base
AR  -  Air Force Range
AS  -  Air Station
RB  -  Reserve Base
SI  -  Special Interest Area
TS  -  Test Site

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (FDA..)
AR  -  Agricultural Research Station
HR  -  Horticultural Research Station
PC  -  Plant Materials Center

U.S. Coast Guard (FCG..)
CS  - Communication Station

U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (FBL..)
AC  -  Area of Critical Environmental Concern

U.S. Forest Service (FFS..)
CE  -  Conservation Easement
EF  -  Experimental Forest
HS  -  Historic Site
NF  -  National Forest
RN  -  Research Natural Area
ST  -  Scenic Trail

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FFW..)
CE  -  Conservation Easement
FH  -  Fish Hatchery
PN  -  Public Use Natural Area
RN  -  Research Natural Area
WR  -  National Wildlife Refuge

U.S. Marine Corps (FMC..)
SF  -  Support Facility

National Park Service (FNP..)
CE  -  Conservation Easement
NM  -  National Memorial or National Monument
NP  -  National Park or National Preserve
NS  -  National Seashore

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (FNR..)
CE  -  Conservation Easement

U.S. Navy (FNV..)
BT  -  Bomb Target
NF  -  Naval Field
NS  -  Naval Air Station or Naval Station
NT  -  Naval Training Center
RA  -  Recreation Area
TF  -  Testing Facility

(If MA unit type is unknown, managing agency code is repeated.)

STATE

Managing Agency codes (bytes 2 and 3):
AH  -  Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority
CA  -  Dept. of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Office
DF  -  Dept. Agriculture & Consumer Services, Florida Forest Service
DM  -  Dept. of Management Services, Div. of Real Estate, Development, and Management
FA  -  Florida Atlantic University
FI  -  Florida International University
FW  -  Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
GT  -  Dept. of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways & Trails
MA  -  Dept. of Military Affairs
ND  -  Florida Inland Navigation District
NW  -  Dept. of Environmental Protection, Northwest District
PD  -  State Agency for Persons with Disabilities
RM  -  Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of Water Resource Management, Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation
RP  -  Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of Recreation & Parks
SF  -  University of South Florida
SL  -  Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of State Lands
UC  -  University of Central Florida
UF  -  University of Florida
UN  -  University of North Florida
UU  -  Undesignated State Land (not currently assigned to a managing agency)
WJ  -  St. Johns River Water Management District
WN  -  Northwest Florida Water Management District
WS  -  South Florida Water Management District
WU  -  Suwannee River Water Management District
WW  -  Southwest Florida Water Management District

Managed Area Unit Type codes (bytes 4 and 5):

FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Office (SCA..)
EC  -  Ecological Reserve
ER  -  Estuarine Research Reserve
MS  -  Marine Sanctuary
PR  -  Memorial Preserve
SB  -  State Buffer Preserve
SN  -  Sanctuary
SR  -  State Reserve
UL  -  Unspecified Land (managed by Florida Coastal Office)

FL Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Forest Service (SDF..)
SF  -  State Forest
PR  -  Preserve
CE  -  Conservation Easement

FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (SFW..)
AS  -  Archaeological Site
CE  -  Conservation Easement
DU  -  Designation Undetermined
FM  -  Fish Management Area
GR  -  Gopher Tortoise Recipient Site
MI  -  Mitigation Parcel
MP  -  Mitigation Park
PA  -  Production Area
PW  -  Public Waterfowl Area
SR  -  Shooting Range
WE  -  Wildlife & Environmental Area
WM  -  Wildlife Management Area

FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Northwest District (SNW..)
CE  -  Conservation Easement

FL Dept. of Military Affairs (SMA..)
MR  -  Military Reservation

FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of Recreation & Parks (SRP..)
AS  -  State Archeological Site
BS  -  State Botanical Site
CC  -  State Folk Culture Center
CS  -  State Cultural Site
DU  -  Designation Undetermined
FP  -  State Fishing Pier
GS  -  State Geological Site
HS  -  State Historic Site
RA  -  State Recreation Area
RC  -  State Recreation and Conservation Area
SG  -  State Garden
SM  -  State Museum
SP  -  State Park
SR  -  State Reserve
ST  -  State Trail
SV  -  State Preserve

FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of State Lands (SSL..)
CE  -  Conservation Easement

FL Dept. of Environmental Protection, Div. of Water Resource Management, Bureau of Mine Reclamation (SRM..)
CE  -  Conservation Easement
CS  -  Coastal Settlement Land

FL Dept. of Management Services, Div. of Real Estate, Development, & Management (SDM..)
CA  -  Conservation Area

Undesignated State Land (SUU..)
UU  -  Undesignated State Land (not currently assigned to a managing agency)

Universities (S....)
CE  -  Conservation Easement
LE  -  Life Estate
MF  -  Memorial Forest

Water Management Districts (SW...)
CA  -  Conservation Area
CE  -  Conservation Easement
FD  -  Flood Detention Area
PR  -  Preserve
RC  -  Riverine Corridor
RT  -  Restoration Area
UW  -  Unspecified Water Management Land
WR  -  Water Resource Project

(If MA unit type is unknown, managing agency code is repeated.)

LOCAL

Managing Agency Codes (bytes 2 and 3):

County Managed Areas - Code is 2 letter abbreviation for particular county  (e.g. LAL = Alachua Co.). See list of "County Two Letter

Abbreviations" below.

City Managed Areas - County 2 letter abbreviation followed by  "MU" (4th and 5th bytes).

COUNTY TWO LETTER ABBREVIATIONS
AL  -  Alachua
BK  -  Baker
BY  -  Bay
BA  -  Bradford
BV  -  Brevard
BR  -  Broward
CA  -  Calhoun
CH  -  Charlotte
CI  -  Citrus
CL  -  Clay
CO  -  Collier
CU  -  Columbia
DA  -  Miami-Dade
DE  -  DeSoto
DI  -  Dixie
DU  -  Duval
ES  -  Escambia
FL  -  Flagler
FR  -  Franklin
GA  -  Gadsden
GI  -  Gilchrist
GL  -  Glades
GU  -  Gulf
HM  -  Hamilton
HD  -  Hardee
HN  -  Hendry
HR  -  Hernando
HG  -  Highlands
HL  -  Hillsborough
HO  -  Holmes
IN  -  Indian River
JA  -  Jackson
JE  -  Jefferson
LF  -  Lafayette
LK  -  Lake
LE  -  Lee
LO  -  Leon
LV  -  Levy
LI  -  Liberty
MD  -  Madison
MN  -  Manatee
MR  -  Marion
MT  -  Martin
MO  -  Monroe
NA  -  Nassau
OA  -  Okaloosa
OE  -  Okeechobee
OR  -  Orange
OS  -  Osceola
PM  -  Palm Beach
PA  -  Pasco
PI  -  Pinellas
PO  -  Polk
PU  -  Putnam
SN  -  Santa Rosa
SR  -  Sarasota
SE  -  Seminole
SJ  -  St Johns
SL  -  St Lucie
SM  -  Sumter
SW  -  Suwannee
TA  -  Taylor
UN  -  Union
VO  -  Volusia
WK  -  Wakulla
WL  -  Walton
WS  -  Washington

Managed Area Unit Type codes (bytes 4 and 5):
CE  -  Conservation Easement
EU  -  Emerald Coast Utilities Authority
HC  -  Hillsborough Community College
MC  -  Mosquito Control District (e.g., LINMC = Indian River Mosquito Control District)
MU  -  City Managed Area (See "COMMENTS" attribute to identify name of city that is managing the property)
RG  -  Registry Site
TB  -  Tampa Bay Watch
WA  -  Water Authority (e.g., LLKWA = Lake County Water Authority)
WC  -  Water Control District (e.g., LLEWC = Lee County East County Water Control District)

(For all other MA unit types, 2 letter abbreviation for county is repeated - e.g., LALAL = Alachua County)

PRIVATE

Managing Agency Codes (bytes 2 and 3):

AC  -  Apalachee Land Conservancy
AE  -  Archbold Expeditions, Inc.
AS  -  Ashton Biodiversity Research and Preservation Institute, Inc.
BA  -  Bay County Audubon Society, Inc.
BC  -  Bay County Conservancy, Inc.
BR  -  Babcock Ranch Management, LLC
CF  -  The Conservation Fund
CH  -  Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
CM  -  Crowley Museum and Nature Center
CN  -  Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
CP  -  Coastal Plains Institute
DV  -  Duval Audubon Society, Inc.
FA  -  Florida Audubon Society, Inc.
FH  -  FL Trust for Historic Preservation
FN  -  Foundation (unspecified)
FP  -  FL Power & Light Company
GS  -  Girl Scouts of America
IN  -  Private Individual
JE  -  JEA
KB  -  Key West Botanical Garden Society, Inc.
LB  -  Lemon Bay Conservancy
LO  -  Lake Okeechobee Habitat Alliance, Inc.
LT  -  Land Trust (unspecified)
LU  -  Lynn University, Inc.
MA  -  Manatee Audubon Society
MB  -  Mitigation Bank
MC  -  Audubon of Martin County, Inc.
MF  -  Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC
NA  -  National Audubon Society, Inc.
NC  -  The Nature Conservancy
NK  -  Nokuse Plantation, Inc.
NS  -  National Speleological Society
OB  -  Ormond Beach Historical Trust Inc.
ON  -  Oakland Nature Preserve, Inc.
PD  -  PRIDE Enterprises, Inc.
PE  -  Peace River Audubon Society
RC  -  Institute for Regional Conservation
SC  -  Sierra Club
SG  -  Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
SH  -  Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage
TA  -  Tropical Audubon Society
TH  -  Tree Hill, Inc.
TL  -  Trout Lake Nature Center, Inc.
TT  -  Tall Timbers Research, Inc.
UM  -  University of Miami
YM  -  YMCA

Managed Area Unit Type codes (bytes 4 and 5):
CA  -  Conservation Area
CE  -  Conservation Easement
EC  -  Environmental Center
PR  -  Preserve
RG  -  Registry Site
RS  -  Research Station
SN  -  Sanctuary

(If MA unit type is unknown, managing agency code is repeated.)

Matype2 Field Description

Code Description
F Federal Government
S State Government
L Local Government
P Private

Prostat Field Description

Code Description
1 Category I. This is the highest protection and reserved for lands that are specifically and judiciously managed for biodiversity protection. This category includes lands owned by private entities that are managed for biodiversity conservation, and lands administered by public agencies that are specially designated for biodiversity conservation through legislative action where natural events proceed without interference or are mimicked through management. The governmental agency acting alone cannot change these designations without legislative action and public involvement. Examples include The Nature Conservancy preserves and other private preserves committed to biodiversity conservation, preserves that are state-owned and managed, some national parks, federal wilderness areas, and some local preserves. For FNAI purposes, this designation will generally apply to the following: private sanctuaries and preserves, state preserves and botanical sites, many local preserves purchased and managed as environmentally sensitive lands, most national parks and seashores, national marine sanctuaries, and federal research natural areas.
2 Category II. This second category applies to lands that are generally managed for their natural values but that may incur additional uses such as habitat manipulation for game species and/or some recreation infrastructure. These activities will likely degrade the quality of natural communities locally but the majority of the land will be managed for biodiversity protection. It also includes public lands with administrative designations for biodiversity conservation. Examples include private preserves managed for game species, national wildlife refuges, BLM areas of critical environmental concern, and state parks. For FNAI purposes, this designation will generally apply to the following: state parks, state reserves, state geological sites, state buffer preserves and aquatic preserves, wildlife and environmental areas, national wildlife refuges, some national park lands, and many locally managed lands purchased for natural resource protection.
3 Category III. This category applies to lands maintained for multiple uses, including consumptive or recreational values, and not specifically or wholly dedicated to biodiversity conservation. It also includes lands with restricted development rights. Unrestricted public access is one criterion that may cause a property to be placed into this category. Examples include most nondesignated (i.e., multiple-use) public lands administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense lands, state forests, regional and large local parks and open space, and private lands protected from subdivision by conservation easements and other title restrictions. For FNAI purposes, this designation will apply to state recreation areas, state gardens and trails, state forests, wildlife management areas, mitigation parks, lands managed by FL DEP Office of Greenways and Trails, most water management district properties, national forests, most Department of Defense lands, many local parks, and conservation easements on private properties. It also includes lands tracked primarily for administrative reasons, such as state historic and archaeological sites, state museums, fish management areas, national memorials, and national fish hatcheries.

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