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Last updated: September 27, 2013

Northwest District Northwest District - Ecosystem Management Agreement


Ecosystem Management Agreement (EMA)
with the St. Joe Company

On October 11, 2004, The St. Joe Company and the Department established the Ecosystem Management Agreement for Bay and Walton Counties (EMA). The EMA provides a flexible and predictable permitting process that will benefit the public and ERP applicants and will yield a net ecosystem benefit to the region over the traditional individual permit process.  Implementation of the EMA satisfies all applicable standards and criteria, and includes commitments by the St. Joe Company to various operation, mitigation and conservation conditions that exceed current applicable regulatory requirements.

Annual Reports*


EMA Attachments



Projects permitted under EMA:

  1. North Glades - File #03-0233723-001, File #03-0233723-002Panama City Beach Commerce Park - File #03-0209847-005, File #03-0209847-009

  2. Highlands West - File#03-0244084-001, File #03-0244084-002

  3. WaterSound North Phase I Mod. - File #66-0221322-015

  4. West Bay Landing - File #03-00064847-003

  5. Seltzer Management Group Office (PCB Commerce Park), - File #03-0209847-009

  6. Pier Park Drive Extension - File #03-0236383-002

  7. The Alexan at Laguna Beach - File #03-0267776-001

  8. Breckrich Road Extension - File #03-258023-003-EA

  9. Breakfast Point K-8 School - File #03-0258023-006-EA

  10. Panama City Beach Mixed Use Development - File #03-0258023-009-EA

  11. Pier Park Loop Road - File #03-0236383-001-EA

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For more information contact:
Northwest District's Elizabeth Orr