Hillsborough County Florida Conservation and Environmental Lands Management Department
We manage more than 61,000 acres of environmentally sensitive wildlife habitat and corridors acquired through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP).
Management responsibilities include:Prescribed burningInvasive species controlWildlife inventoryTrail maintenanceFeral animal controlHabitat improvements for endangered and threatened species of plants and animals
ELAPP is a voluntary program established for the purpose of providing the process and funding for identifying, acquiring, preserving and protecting endangered, environmentally-sensitive and significant lands in Hillsborough County. It is a citizen-based program with volunteer committees involved in every key aspect of the program. ELAPP is not a regulatory program, but lands are identified for the program because of their environmental significance.
October 17-20, 2019
A FOUR-DAY FESTIVAL OFFERING EXPERT
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10451 Nancy Watkins Dr., Tampa, FL 33619
Join us in celebrating the birds, wildlife,
and natural lands of West Central Florida!
And a special symposium with seven speakers on Saturday -
“Exploring Florida’s Rich Turtle Diversity”
Learn about turtle diversity, ecology, and conservation.
Co-sponsored by the Florida Turtle Conservation Trust.
Experience peak migration with over 180 species.
Field trips to the best wildlife sites led by experienced
and engaging experts.
Birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, mammals and
Nature products, artwork, binoculars, bird boxes, unique
products for wildlife lovers available for purchase.
Exciting dinner Keynote speakers.