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Conservation Collier

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**Updated 6/29/2020-  All Conservation Collier Preserves currently remain open to the public during regular hours. (Please note that Pepper Ranch has closed for the season and will reopen November 6th.)

All events, activities, special event reservations, pavilion rentals and camping reservations have been cancelled. Please carry out social distancing practices and remain 6 feet away from staff and visitors while you enjoy your visit. We request that no groups larger than 10 people congregate. Please check this website for updates on preserve closures prior to your planned visit** 


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Program 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:


Explore your Conservation Collier Preserves 

Explore the unique natural areas throughout Collier County managed by Conservation Collier with this interactive preserve system map: Interactive Preserves Map

Visit a Preserve Today!

To find information about specific Conservation Collier preserves and how to visit, please navigate to the Preserve Information sub-page to find links to each preserve's individual website.

News Updates:                                                                                                     

  • The Pepper Ranch Preserve is currently closed for the season.  It will reopen November 6, 2020.  It is open November- June every Friday and non-hunt Saturdays and Sundays. 

  • 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 4,271 acres in 20 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. Call 239-252-2961


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