Land Resource Management

The Role of Land Resource Management

Land resource management is the process of managing the use and development (in both suburban and rural settings) of land resources in a sustainable way. Land resources are used for a variety of purposes which interact and may compete with one another, so it is desirable to plan and manage all uses in an integrated manner. The County owns over 8,000 acres that are either wetland mitigation sites or other green spaces like parks that need to be maintained for the public.

The Components of Land Resource Management

Some components of active land resource management in St. Johns County include timber management, invasive species treatment, native plantings and prescribed fire on County-owned conservation and park properties throughout the County. Also included are maintenance of properties in compliance with permits and grants as well as collaborative efforts with other land resource management entities such as the St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Forest Service.

Some habitat restoration activities managed by County staff include:

  • Timber Management
  • Invasive Plant Treatment
  • Native Plant Planting
  • Prescribed Fire

forest renewal