Florida Landowner Incentive Program (LIP)
The purpose of the LIP is to
improve habitat conditions
for threatened or endangered species on private lands.
Florida is widely recognized as one of North America's most important
reservoirs of biological diversity. Species at risk in Florida include
110 vertebrates, 7 invertebrate and 413 plant species. Key to the conservation
of species at risk in Florida is the recognition that the well being of
many of these species is largely dependant upon the habitats that currently
exist and are being managed on private lands by their owners. Florida's
Landowner Incentives Program is designed to provide technical and financial
support to those private landowners interested in improving habitat conditions
on their properties for species at risk.
Assistance will be provided for management, enhancement, or restoration
of habitats to benefit species at risk that include but are not limited
|Management and enhancement of red-cockaded
woodpecker foraging habitat and nesting sites. Primary
practices include prescribed burning and selective timber harvest;
installation of artificial cavities may be appropriate associated
with more comprehensive management plans. These management activities
would be complimentary of both the revised Recovery Plan for The Red-cockaded
Woodpecker In The Southeastern States and a statewide management plan
for the species in Florida.
||Conservation of flatwoods salamander
habitats in commercial forests. Primary management practices include
prescriptions associated with planning of timber harvest, site preparation
and reforestation in areas known to be inhabited or likely inhabited
by the species or in areas primarily associated with breeding ponds
and adjacent areas that are critical to this species. These practices
would compliment the current statewide management plan that is available
for this species.
|Restoration and enhancement of oak scrub habitats for Florida
scrub-jays. Primary management applications would include
the use of prescribed fire or mechanical preparations to restore over-grown
oak scrub for the purpose of encouraging or enhancing use by scrub-jays.
Practice recommendations would compliment the recovery plan that is
currently in revision.