"Application for New Florida Forever Project" - Florida

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of State Lands
Office of Environmental Services
on the behalf of the
Acquisition and Restoration Council
Application for New Florida Forever Project
1
Florida Forever
is a willing seller land acquisition program. Getting a project added to the Florida Forever
Priority List is the first step toward of acquisition. Each project on the Florida Forever Priority List is
determined by the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) to be suitable as a conservation property, meets
Florida Forever criteria, and has a willing owner/seller at the time it is added to the list. The Board of Trustees
(BOT) must approve a project placed on the Florida Forever Priority List before it can be pursued for
acquisition. Proposed projects are prioritized and ranked in categories by ARC members in December and the
BOT approves the ARC-recommended Florida Forever Priority List in May, when a project is officially added
to the list.
To propose a new project for the Florida Forever Priority List, submit this application, along with the supporting
documentation specified in Attachments A-C below. Complete applications for new Florida Forever projects are
accepted two times per year, April 30 and October 31. This application, along with the supporting documentation
specified in Attachments A-C, must be submitted in electronic format on a CD or USB drive, and printed copies
as specified in Attachments A-C. Maps should be in color and printed on paper no larger than 11” x 17”. Florida
Forever Goals, Performance Measures and Criteria can be accessed on our website. Applicants may also consult
the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI)
Conservation Lands
map to ensure the proposed parcel(s) are not
already within an approved project boundary.
2
Contact the Office of Environmental Services at 850-245-2555 for more information
.
1
Internet links valid as of August 2020
2
Also see
Rule 18-24.003, F. A. C.
Application to add a Project to the Florida Forever Priority List
formatted: August 2020
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Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of State Lands
Office of Environmental Services
on the behalf of the
Acquisition and Restoration Council
Application for New Florida Forever Project
1
Florida Forever
is a willing seller land acquisition program. Getting a project added to the Florida Forever
Priority List is the first step toward of acquisition. Each project on the Florida Forever Priority List is
determined by the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) to be suitable as a conservation property, meets
Florida Forever criteria, and has a willing owner/seller at the time it is added to the list. The Board of Trustees
(BOT) must approve a project placed on the Florida Forever Priority List before it can be pursued for
acquisition. Proposed projects are prioritized and ranked in categories by ARC members in December and the
BOT approves the ARC-recommended Florida Forever Priority List in May, when a project is officially added
to the list.
To propose a new project for the Florida Forever Priority List, submit this application, along with the supporting
documentation specified in Attachments A-C below. Complete applications for new Florida Forever projects are
accepted two times per year, April 30 and October 31. This application, along with the supporting documentation
specified in Attachments A-C, must be submitted in electronic format on a CD or USB drive, and printed copies
as specified in Attachments A-C. Maps should be in color and printed on paper no larger than 11” x 17”. Florida
Forever Goals, Performance Measures and Criteria can be accessed on our website. Applicants may also consult
the Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI)
Conservation Lands
map to ensure the proposed parcel(s) are not
already within an approved project boundary.
2
Contact the Office of Environmental Services at 850-245-2555 for more information
.
1
Internet links valid as of August 2020
2
Also see
Rule 18-24.003, F. A. C.
Application to add a Project to the Florida Forever Priority List
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Page 1 of 5
General Information
Proposed Florida Forever Project
Nearest City
County(s)
Sponsor/Affiliation Proposing Project
Mailing Address
Street
City
State
Zip
Primary Phone
Email
Submit Complete Applications to:
Office of Environmental Services
Division of State Lands
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Mail Station 140
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
Phone: 850-245-2555
Deborah.Burr@FloridaDEP.gov
ii
Visit our
website
for more information
about Florida Forever.
Application to add a Project to the Florida Forever Priority List
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Authorized Representative
In accordance with the Florida Forever application process, the following individual is authorized as the
primary point of contact for all matters concerning this application on behalf of the owner(s) of the real
property described below, in ___________________ County, Florida.
Property/Project Name
Name/Affiliation of Authorized Representative
Mailing Address
Street
City
State
Zip
Primary Phone
Email
Property information
Section || Township || Range
Latitude || Longitude
Acres
Parcel identification number(s)
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Landowner Signature
Date
Landowner Name
(Print)
Mailing Address
Street
City
State
Zip
Primary Phone
Email
Please not e: The landowner’s signature above is not intended to preclude any representative of the
Department of Environmental Protection, Division of State Lands (DSL), from contacting the property
owner(s) directly concerning the property. This form is not intended to create or acknowledge an
exclusive property listing agreement or any business relationship between the owner(s) of the property
and the individual(s) named above. Owner understands that any commission or fee charged by the
person named above in connection with the property is the sole responsibility of the landowner. This
authorization will remain in effect throughout the application process unless written notice of rescission
by the owner(s) named above, is received by the DSL.
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Supporting documentation
Attachment A || Eighteen (18) copies with a general description (narrative) of the land proposed
including:
1) A descriptive location of the proposed project with total acreage
2) The general physical, natural resource, biological, hydrological, archaeological and historical
characteristics of the project.
a. Does the property contain historic structures fifty years old or older? If so, provide a brief
description, photograph(s) and location.
b. Does the property contain any improvements/facilities? If so, include current and/or past use of
the improvements.
3) Potential public recreation opportunities or other public uses.
4) Potential threats or development plans that could impact the value of the proposed project.
5) Local resolutions related to the potential public acquisition of the project (if applicable).
6) Details on how the project meets Florida Forever criteria (See
Section 259.105(9) - (10), (2019)
F.S.) and
furthers the Florida Forever goals and performance measures (See
Section 259.105(4), (2019)
F.S.).
7) Whether the project is proposed for fee simple acquisition or less-than-fee acquisition, and why.
a. If a less-than-fee acquisition is proposed, include a brief description of the current use(s) of the
property. Also include any known activities or property rights proposed to be acquired by the
state and those proposed to be retained by the property owner.
8) The proposed land manager (if project is proposed for fee simple acquisition, also provide a management
prospectus from the proposed land manager).
Attachment B || Ownership and tax information must include:
1) One (1) copy of the county property appraiser's property tax card for each parcel of land within the
proposal. The tax card should include the following:
a. Tax parcel identification number
b. Just or market tax assessed value and tax assessed value.
c. Owners' names and addresses
d. Description and value of improvements.
e. Tax parcel acreage and its improvements.
f. Ad valorem taxes assessed on the property
2) A letter from each property owner confirming their willingness to sell or a statement from the applicant
asserting that each owner has been contacted (provide one).
Attachment C || Maps and Aerial Photographs
1) Provide shapefiles for the proposed addition that depicts the boundaries of the proposed addition or show
the property boundaries on a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic quadrangle map (18 copies).
USGS topographic quadrangle maps can be obtained from the Department of Environmental Protection’s
Land Boundary Information System
(LABINS) or the
U.S. Geological
Survey.
2) Mark the boundaries of the proposed addition on county tax maps, overlain on aerials if available. If tax
aerial overlays are not available, aerials or
Digital Orthophoto Quadrangle
(DOQs) and tax maps should
be submitted. Tax plat maps and aerials are also available from each county’s property appraiser’s office
(4 copies).
Mark the boundaries of the proposal on Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
county highway maps
(18
copies)
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