Putnam Land Conservancy (PLC) is a regional, nonprofit Florida land trust dedicated to working cooperatively with landowners and public and private conservation partners to preserve and protect important natural areas and open spaces– including wetlands and waters, forests and farmlands, and environmentally significant habitats–for this and future generations. PLC focuses on Putnam County, but our range of activity comprises the tri-county (Putnam-Alachua-Clay) region.
PLC secures land through gifts and bequests, land donation, direct purchase, and conservation easements. By these means we aim to enable landowners to safeguard in perpetuity the places that define the special character of our region.
PLC also promotes stewardship of land, through action and education, both for restoration and the maintenance of ecosystem integrity. At present, PLC is negotiating with the Florida Department of Transportation to hopefully develop a sound plan for the expansion of SR 20 between Hawthorne and Interlachen that will preserve, if not enhance, the rare pitcher plant bog, Fowler’s Prairie, that stretches out on either side of the thoroughfare.