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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.

Florida Horse Park

Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority, Sublease No. 4013-90-1

The Florida Horse Park is a 500 acre equestrian facility located in Marion County. It is situated within the Cross Florida Greenway State Recreation and Conservation Area, which is managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Greenways and Trails. However, the Horse Park is not part of the Wildlife Management Area of the Greenway. There are multiple permanent and temporary structures on the property. Outside the primary area utilized by the Horse Park Authority, the property consists of cleared fields of grass and wooded acres. Additionally, there are several miles of riding trails through the Horse Park and connecting to the Cross Florida Greenway. There are no outstanding areas or features on the property other than the Horse Park Facility.
The Florida Agriculture Center & Horse Park Authority (FACHPA) was created on March 14, 1996 by Sections 570.951 and 570.952, Florida Statutes (F.S.).
Three ARC members have requested the Division of State Lands place this management plan on a future Council meeting agenda. The Division of State Lands will schedule the plan for ARC consideration in the near future.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Ms. Jennifer Reed, Land Planning Coordinator, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, at Jennifer.reed@freshfromflorida.com.
The Florida Horse Park Management Plan can be found at the following link:

Florida Horse Park Management Plan

Minor Amendments to Management Plans


Emergency Requests

**none at this time**


Management Plan Addendum

Linear Facilities/Incompatible Use Requests

Duke Energy Utility Easement: Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway

Duke Energy, Inc., is requesting a utility easement to operate and maintain existing electric facilities across a portion of the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. A description of the request and an analysis of its compliance with the Board of Trustees’ Linear Facilities Policy can be found at the following link:

Duke Energy Easement - Cross Florida Greenway

The Division of State Lands will issue the easement to the applicant unless three ARC members ask that we place the request on a future Council meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC to make this request is Friday, November 7, 2014.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Matt Klein in the Division of Recreation and Parks’ Office of Park Planning.

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    Last updated: October 24, 2014