27,000 Acre Conservation Use

Ducks Unlimited and the University of Florida announced a 27,000-acre conversation and use easement by the DeLuca family to celebrate the end of 2020.

Researchers believe the donation will save endangered species, support Everglades restoration, provide vital research into best practices of cattle ranching, and stave off development of this historic stretch of mostly undeveloped cattle-grazing land valued at $111 million.

The working ranch is directly north of the state Kissimmee Prairie Reserve and joins 250,000 acres of protected land around the Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge and Conservation Area.

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