How is a Preserve different from an Environmental Park?
Preserves are generally larger environmental parcels with less urban interface and sensitive environmental habitats that are important to the community and are the guiding influence for management. Management of preserves will focus on environmental preservation and resources first and foremost with more intensive management and monitoring. Preserves have limited public use, less programming, and less structures/amenities.
Environmental parks are typically be smaller in size than a preserve, have more urban interface, and may have some sensitive environmental habitats that are less important to the guiding influence of management. Management will focus not only on environmental preservation, but will also manage the natural resources from a human dimension. There may less intensive management and monitoring in an environmental park; however there will be more public use, more programming, more interpretive features, amenities and multi-use trails.
Conservation Charlotte Preserves
To learn more about Charlotte County’s Environmental Parks or the Conservation Charlotte program: call 941.613.3220 and ask for Natural Resources Division, or send us an email.
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2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33952-5209