Florida buys 770 acres of Wolfe Creek Forest in Santa Rosa County

Earlier this week, the state acquired 768 acres for the Wolfe Creek Project in Santa Rosa County as part of a statewide conservation effort.

Wolfe Creek Forest buffers Naval Air Station Whiting Field and also includes waterways that act as key tributaries for the Blackwater River.

“This acquisition expands public recreational opportunities and provides a corridor between Blackwater River State Forest and other state-owned conservation lands near Whiting Field Naval Air Station,” according to a news release. “This property will be managed by the Florida Forest Service as an addition to Blackwater River State Forest.”

Earlier this week, the state acquired 768 acres for the Wolfe Creek Project in Santa Rosa County as part of a statewide conservation effort.

Wolfe Creek Forest is a Florida Forever project, a statewide conservation effort that has been around since 1999 that typically involves land acquisitions or conservation easements. The Santa Rosa County project has been on the priority list since 2010, and over the past decade-plus, Florida has acquired nearly 11,000 acres within the Wolfe Creek Florida Forever project.

Back in April, the state also agreed to acquire a parcel of the Wolfe Creek Forest totaling about 3,600 acres, or roughly 6 square miles.

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