Florida’s roads & cities are fairly well mapped, but the conservation lands, trails, forests, grasslands, scrubs, sandhills, & wetlands are generally sparse in OSM. From 1990-2008, Florida had one of the best land protection programs in the state & has protected ~2.5m ac, most publicly-accessible properties of high recreational value. Since 2008 the program has been basically defunded & existing conservation land is facing threats from direct & indirect development pressure & other human impact. Mapping Florida’s conservation land & environ helps people discover its value & act to protect it.
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