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
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.
Amendments to Management Plans
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Forest Service
Optimal Boundary Amendment to the Point Washington State Forest Land Management Plan (Lease No. 3972)
Point Washington State Forest (PWSF) is an approximately 15,050-acre, multiple-use state forest,
located in southern Walton County, Florida. FFS would like to include approximately
30.03 acres of additional land, in the form of two individual parcels, into the PWSF optimal boundary.
One parcel is 20-acres, and the second parcel is 10.03-acres. Both parcels are located between the
current northern boundary of PWSF and US Highway 98.
This optimal boundary amendment is proposed in an effort to clean up the state forest optimal boundary
lines, as the two proposed parcels for addition fill in ownership “gaps” in the western-half of the forest.
Adding these lands would potentially allow FFS to better manage smoke and fire control activities in the future.
This optimal boundary land inclusion would furthermore facilitate a possible future land exchange between the Board
of Trustees and Walton County’s Water Authority, which would aid the county in establishing a
favorable location for the construction of a water tower to benefit area residents. The link below
contains a map showing the location of the two parcels.
Point Washington State Forest Optimal Boundary Amendment Map
The Division of State Lands will approve this boundary amendment unless three ARC
members ask that the Division place the request on a future Council meeting agenda.
The ARC request deadline is August 5, 2015.
Please direct any questions to Catherine Ingram, Land Planning Coordinator with the
Florida Forest Service, at Catherine.Ingram@freshfromflorida.com.
**none at this time**
**none at this time**
Linear Facilities/Incompatible Use Requests
City of Ocala Communications Cable Easement: Cross Florida Greenway
The City of Ocala has requested a 0.66-acre easement over a portion of the Marjorie Harris
Carr Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area for the construction and
maintenance of a fiber optic communication line. 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:
Communication Cable Easement: Cross Florida Greenway
The Division of State Lands will issue the easement to the City
unless three ARC members request the Division place the request on a
future Council meeting agenda. The deadline for ARC to make such a request is August 11, 2015.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Inman
Hartsfield with the Office of Park Planning at Inman.Hartsfield@dep.state.fl.us.