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Last updated: February 27, 2017

Small Management Plans, Minor Plan Amendments and Incompatible Use & Linear Facilities Policy Requests Highlights

Management Plans for Properties 160 Acres and Smaller

The Office Of Environmental Services has received the following land management plans for properties 160 acres and smaller in size. Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) members who wish to have any of these plans placed on a formal ARC agenda for discussion should contact Hank Vinson, ARC Staff Director, prior to the date indicated below. Please note that at least three ARC members must make the request for a plan for a property smaller than 160 acres in size to be scheduled for an ARC agenda. If we do not receive three requests by the stated deadline to schedule a plan for consideration at an ARC meeting, the plan will be approved.

Vance Whidden Park (Lease No. 3514)

Vance Whidden Park consists of approximately 153 acres and is managed by Glades County.  The Park provides passive recreation to the residents of Glades County.  The park currently offers a parking area and 1.5-mile paved trail. The key management objective continues to be providing passive recreation.  The link below contains the plan and associated maps:

Vance Whidden Park

The Division of State Lands will approve this plan unless three ARC members request the Division place it on a future Council meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC members to make this request is March 13, 2017.

Please direct any questions to Paul Carlisle with Glades County at pcarlisle@myglades.com.

Tavares Recreation Park (Lease No. 3906)

The Tavares Recreation consists of approximately 12.07 acres and is managed by the City of Tavares. Park facilities include a boat ramp, floating dock, restroom, picnic shelters, and several grills. The Park will continue to provide passive recreation opportunities and access to Lake Eustis. The link below contains the plan and associated maps:

Tavares Recreational Park

The Division of State Lands will approve this plan amendment unless three ARC members request Division place it on a future Council meeting agenda Council meeting. The deadline for ARC to make this request is March 13, 2017.

Please direct questions to Tamera Rogers with the City of Tavares at trogers@tavares.org.


Minor Amendments to Management Plans:

**none at this time**

Emergency Requests:

**none at this time**

Management Plan Addendum:

**none at this time**

Incompatible Use Requests:

**none at this time**


Interim Management Requests:

Peace River State Forest: Operation Outdoor Freedom Hunt Camp

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) is requesting authorization to construct an Operation Outdoor Freedom hunt camp on Peace River State Forest. FFS will locate the hunt camp on a previously disturbed area of the forest that includes an existing residential structure. Camp plans include a new bunkhouse, screened outdoor kitchen and dining facility, skinning shed, and fire circle. The FFS is requesting ARC approval because the state forest management plan is still in development with anticipated completion by the end of 2017. The link below includes project description, maps, and site photographs.

Operation Outdoor Freedom Hunt Camp

The Division of State Lands will approve this plan amendment unless three ARC members request Division place it on a future Council meeting agenda Council meeting. The deadline for ARC to make this request is March 9, 2017.

If you have questions, please contact Cat Ingram with the Florida Forest Service at catherine.ingram@freshfromflorida.com.



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