News Desk, Ranchland

Collier County Greenlights HHH Ranch Acquisition

Commissioners voted unanimously this month to move forward with plans to buy the 967-acre property, reportedly for around $10 million. Environmental groups praised the decision, saying the block of undeveloped land near Naples, Florida, provides essential habitat for endangered species including the red-cockaded woodpecker and the gopher tortoise. A radio-collared panther, likewise endangered, has reared at least two litters on the ranchland. The Florida panther first appeared on the US Fish and Wildlife’s endangered species list in 1967. Both the Florida Wildlife Federation and Audubon of the Western Everglades have long supported the preservation of this particular property, but money proved a sticking point. According to Gladys Delgadillo, environmental policy specialist for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, protecting HHH Ranch “via any means would be a resounding win for the county, the public, and for Collier County’s wildlife and water.”
Click here to read more.


News Desk

Florida to Pay $1.75 Billion for 187,000 Acres in the Everglades

In a massive deal announced earlier today, the …

News Desk

Adults Only – The New Interior Department Reality Show

Update: In a report to Congress on September …

Print & Gift
Subscriptions Available
Please sign me up to receive breaking news and updates from The Land Report: