What We Do

What we do

December, 2011
Cedar Key, Florida
Earl M. Starnes for Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy

Florida’s Nature Coast Conservancy (FNCC) was organized in May of 1992 by Captain Rob Crane, Terry Hitt, and Bill Mann of Cedar Key.  The FNCC is a 501c3 tax exempt not for profit corporation operating as a land trust.  The primary goals of the FNCC  include, but are not limited to, the acquisition, management and preservation of land and structures with environmental, scenic, recreational or historic value in and around The Nature Coast Region of Florida, for the use and enjoyment of the public and to educate the public as to the importance of such lands and their preservation.

The preservation of land shall be 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, fee simple of 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.