Florida Purchases Hectares of Wilderness Inhabited by Bears, Panthers
"This is just an awesome day,"
- State Lands Director Eva Armstrong
Tallahassee, FL - A working ranch and tens of thousands of acres (hectares) of wilderness inhabited by bears, panthers and other species were handed over to the state Monday in Florida's biggest-ever purchase of land for environmental preservation.
It will create an almost unbroken stretch of brush and swamp wilderness extending from Lake Okeechobee to the Gulf of Mexico.