A. The “Wild Spaces” part of the program will restore the ability to protect water and land resources that have been identified as high priority projects through the Alachua County Forever (ACF) Program. First approved in 2000, ACF uses an objective ranking system based on criteria related to water resource protection, plant and wildlife habitat quality, social and human criteria such as provision of recreation values, and ease of management and acquisition. Properties to be protected can be nominated using a one-page form. Properties can only be purchased from willing landowners who wish to sell. For more information, please visit the Alachua County Forever website at: http://www.alachuacounty.us/depts/epd/landconservation/pages/landconservationboard.aspx
The “Public Places” part of the program will implement park and facility improvements as well as new public recreation locations in each of the county’s cities as well as at existing county parks.