Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Office

91 East Drive
Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 255-4466

Fax: (321) 255-4499

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Address and Phone

Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Office

91 East Drive
Melbourne, FL 32904

(321) 255-4466

Fax: (321) 255-4499

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

About Preservation

The preservation of Brevard County’s rich environment made conservation history in 1990 when voters supported a bond referendum to purchase environmentally endangered lands in the county. The referendum authorized issuance of limited tax bonds for a period of twenty years for the purpose of purchasing, protecting, and maintaining these lands, and for improvements for passive recreation and environmental education. Since its origin, the program has protected more that 13,000 acres.

Initially under the direction of the Brevard County’s Office of Natural Resources, the Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program came under management of the Parks and Recreation Department in September 1997.

Acquisition & Management

EEL is a willing-seller program that does not regulate or restrict private land rights. The program represents long-term protection of essential natural resources, open space, wildlife corridors and maintenance of natural ecosystem functions.

Each site acquired through the EELProgram will have a management plan that outlines both management goals and compatible recreational and educational activities.

Buying lands for conservation requires a commitment to continued land management. Land managers recreate natural cycles of fire and water, remove invasive non-native species, and replant native vegetation to restore degraded areas.

The Land Acquisition Manual (LAM) is a 86 page book (some artwork has been removed to reduce file size) available as a 1.25MB PDF document.

The Sanctuary Management Manual (SMM) is a 60 page book (some artwork has been removed to reduce file size) available as a 909KB PDF document.

Available Documents

The following documents are available to the public via Public Records Request. If you need the document(s) in an alternate format for accessibility purposes (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, etc.) or in Section 508 compliant format please note that in the request. Note: this may take additional time.
  • Land Acquisition Manual
  • The Sanctuary Management Manual

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