Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) was founded in 1993 as an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit designated land trust.
As a land trust, FNCC’s business is to own land in trust for preservation, conservation and/or public recreation. The FNCC also encourages and assists local governments and other land trusts in the acquisition and preservation of environmentally endangered lands suitable for recreation, preservation or conservation.
The preservation of land is accomplished by acquiring real property or partial interests therein including conservation easements and other appropriate instruments necessary to protect the physical environment of these lands for wildlife, ecological, recreational, aesthetic, and open space purposes beneficial to the public interest.
It is funded by grants, membership dues, and gifts of land or conservation easements. The FNCC board of directors meets usually on the third Thursday of each month at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission George Kirkpatrick Research Laboratory in Cedar Key.