Conservation

Conservation has been a special priority at the Adams Ranch since
the very beginning of the ranch in 1937. With the purchase of the
ranchlands, an immediate effort was 
begun to restore the pastures
to their natural state and increase their productivity to 
support the
cattle herd’s natural grazing on open pastures that is continued
to this day.

The Adams Ranch conservation effort has addressed the need to
improve the pastures,
 conserve the water and to maintain the
continued growth of the palm hammocks and
 lowlands. Each
element adds to the balance of the natural life on the ranch.

Over 3,000 acres have been placed into permanent land trust to
preserve the value and the beauty of the land.

Plus conservation and cattle provide a benefit for all. The cattle
foraging in the hammocks
 and on the pasture remove undergrowth
that adds to the risk of wildfire.

The birds provide a natural control of insects that pose a risk to
the cattle. The wildlife
 maintains the balance of birds, wildlife, and
fish on the property.

Conservation Programs at the Ranch
• AR Pasture conservation; restore and enrich the pasture lands
• Water land conservation
• Game management
• Habitat for wildlife

And the Adams Ranch is not working alone in these efforts. Our
efforts have been recognized nationally by the conservation
stakeholders including the following:

The Conservation Trust for Florida at
http://conserveflorida.org/

Audubon Florida at
http://fl.audubon.org/

National Wildlife Refuge Association at
http://refugeassociation.org/

The Nature Conservancy at
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/

Florida Forest Service at 
http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Our-Forests/Land-Planning-and-Administration-Section/Rural-and-Family-Lands-Protection-Program2

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at
https://www.fws.gov/

We encourage you to learn more about each of our conservation
partners and how you
 can become a partner in our mutual efforts.

 Validation of the investment in conservation is realized through
• Better habitat for cattle
• Gains for wildlife
• Recreational opportunities for hunters and fisherman

Preserving the Land’s Heritage at the Adams Ranch
• Wild Life
• Land conservation
• Environmental stewardship
• National recognition
• Cattle Ranching
• Community
• Conservation