The Babcock Ranch Preserve Management Plan was approved by the State of Florida Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund on July 29, 2008.
During May and June 2008, the Babcock Ranch Preserve Management Plan was revised to comply with changes to Chapters 253 and 259 F.S. (effective July 1, 2008), include the BRP Forest Management Plan (Exhibit D-15) and components of the Draft BRP Red-cockaded Woodpecker Management Plan, address financial sustainability issues, and clarify the management responsibilities of the BRP manager. These revisions were approved by Lee County on June 24, 2008, Babcock Ranch, Inc. on July 14, 2008, and the Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) on July 17, 2008. See a summary of the revisions made to the April 29, 2008 draft of the Plan up to the July 8, 2008 draft that was presented to ARC. See a summary of ARC amendments to the Plan (July 17, 2008). These revisions are included in the Plan dated July 29, 2008.