Land Conservation

"Surface Water or Ground Water... somebody, some day, somewhere is going to have the opportunity to drink that water. Best keep it clean." - Anonymous       Check back for new thoughts and quotes. Send your suggestions to us by clicking here.

Mission Statement:

To acquire, manage and improve environmentally significant lands to protect water resources, wildlife habitat, and to provide natural areas suitable for resource-based recreation.

Vision and Values:

Alachua County Forever will be a conscientious, innovative, progressive leader in land conservation and use acquisition, stewardship and funding development practices to preserve the environmental integrity of Alachua County and improve the quality of life for current and future generations.


  1. To be accountable to the taxpayers.
  2. To acquire the most environmentally significant habitats.
  3. To use a 'No Loss of Conservation Values' stewardship ethic.
  4. To treat partners, landowners and sellers with respect.
  5. To leverage the County's local investment.
  6. To encourage a community land ethic.

Click here for newsAugust 4, 2014: The Barr Hammock Levy Loop Trail is OPEN again. It was closed to allow the Army Corps of Engineers repair the levee flood-control system. Call 352-264-6800 for more information. For other news briefs, click here

Alachua County Forever Project Map and List

Check back regularly for updates from your Land Conservation Program.

ACF project map



General Program Brochure 

Quarterly Reports

ACF Dashboard

Acquisition List protected:
With Direct ACF funding:
Remaining on List:
Under contract:
Value of land protected:
County share:
Partner share:
Managed by County:
Managed by Partners:
Acreage open now:
To be opened in next 5 years*:


*Guided group tours can be arranged
As of 8/11/2014

Alachua County Forever Program Staff

Contact Us

  • Land Conservation
  • 408 West University Ave., Suite 106
  • Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Phone: 352-264-6800
  • Fax: 352-264-6852

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