Sunflowers at Pepper Ranch, Immokalee FL
Shells and leaves on the ground at Otter Mound, Marco Island
Blue water lily flowers in the marsh at Freedom Park.

Conservation Collier

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Our Mission:

To acquire, preserve, restore and maintain vital and significant threatened natural lands, forest, upland and wetland communities located in Collier County, for the benefit of present and future generations.


Contact us: 239-252-2961 or 239-252-2979     Email us at:

July CCLAAC Meeting  7/8/19 Agenda


News Flash!                                                                                                     

  • The Pepper Ranch Cattle Lease is open for bidding. Bid deadline is July 19, 2019 at noon. For bid documents click here

  • The Pepper Ranch Preserve is now officially open for public use every Friday and non-hunt Saturday and Sunday.  For more information and specific dates click here.  For online campground reservations click here.

  • There is a new page available on our website.  You can now access selected trail maps on your mobile device to assist you in planning and enjoying a hike on your Conservation Collier lands. Click here to access the Trails page, or click on the "Trails" page on the navigation pane on the left of the screen.  

  • You can also access an interactive trails map for Conservation Collier Preserves on the by putting "Conservation Collier" into the search engine. Have fun and enjoy your hike

  • Click here for a map of all Conservation Collier Preserves.  Since 2003, the Conservation Collier Program has been acquiring properties of high natural resource value throughout Collier County from willing sellers. Properties acquired met specific criteria including: rare habitat, aquifer recharge, flood control, water quality protection, and listed species habitat.

  • At the program's inception, the Collier County Board of County Commissioners (Board) appointed a Land Acquisition Advisory Committee (Committee) to consider and make recommendations on offered properties. The Committee's recommendations have resulted in Board approval for and acquisition of 4,060 acres in 19 project locations throughout Collier County.

 Volunteer Opportunities                                                         

  • Conservation Collier works with various local universities and the general public to provide volunteer opportunities.   Volunteer Application

  • Calling all master naturalists and those with knowledge and passion for the local Florida environment! Conservation Collier is in search of interested volunteers  to lead guided trail walks at the Pepper Ranch Preserve in Immokalee between March and June. Call 239-252-2961



Follow the Conservation Collier Program on Facebook: Conservation Collier Program Facebook Page

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