Babcock Ranch Preserve

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Babcock Ranch Preserve

Babcock Ranch Preserve

Client: Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Location: Charlotte and Lee Counties, FL
Size: 73,239 Acres
Service: Parks & Recreation

Highlights:
Contact Staff: Mark T. Llewellyn Sr., P.E.
 

The Babcock Ranch Preserve (BRP) is a 73,239 acre publicly owned conservation area located in southern Charlotte and northern Lee Counties. The Preserve was acquired by the State of Florida and Lee County in July of 2006, under the State's Florida Forever and Lee County's 20/20 environmental land conservation programs in order to conserve and protect a working landscape with its unique natural resources and cultural heritage.

In order to achieve the desired future condition for eco-tourism operations, public access and use, an important Management Plan goal was to provide diverse natural resource-based recreational opportunities that are compatible with natural and cultural resource management and the working ranch and silviculture operations. Genesis created the Recreation Master Plan based on the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum planning guidelines developed by the U.S. Forest Service. The Recreation Master Plan provides guidance for the development of recreation opportunities on the Preserve.

BRP is a unique area and any recreation that occurs on the property should relate to the landscape, the natural communities found on the site and its connection to Florida's ranching cultural heritage. While there are abundant opportunities for a diverse array of recreational activities to occur on the Preserve, the underlying theme to these activities will be how the working landscape and natural systems combine to form this unique public land.

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Babcock Ranch Preserve


Charlotte and Lee Counties, FL

Client:

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Location:

Charlotte and Lee Counties, FL

Size:

73,239 Acres

Service

Parks & Recreation

Highlights:

Civil Engineering
Mapping & Cartography
Master Planning
Parks and Recreation Planning
Public Information Services

Babcock Ranch Preserve

The Babcock Ranch Preserve (BRP) is a 73,239 acre publicly owned conservation area located in southern Charlotte and northern Lee Counties. The Preserve was acquired by the State of Florida and Lee County in July of 2006, under the State's Florida Forever and Lee County's 20/20 environmental land conservation programs in order to conserve and protect a working landscape with its unique natural resources and cultural heritage.

In order to achieve the desired future condition for eco-tourism operations, public access and use, an important Management Plan goal was to provide diverse natural resource-based recreational opportunities that are compatible with natural and cultural resource management and the working ranch and silviculture operations. Genesis created the Recreation Master Plan based on the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum planning guidelines developed by the U.S. Forest Service. The Recreation Master Plan provides guidance for the development of recreation opportunities on the Preserve.

BRP is a unique area and any recreation that occurs on the property should relate to the landscape, the natural communities found on the site and its connection to Florida's ranching cultural heritage. While there are abundant opportunities for a diverse array of recreational activities to occur on the Preserve, the underlying theme to these activities will be how the working landscape and natural systems combine to form this unique public land.