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DEP deputy secretary leaves amid review of state lands for possible sale

Al Dougherty, DEP's deputy secretary for state lands, gave no indication during a Sept. 13 Acquisition and Restoration Council meeting that he was planning to resign that same day. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

A deputy secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has resigned amid the process of identifying which state lands can be sold as surplus. 

The 2013-14 state budget provides $20 million for conservation land purchases plus up to $50 million from the sale of existing state lands. DEP has faced criticism since Aug. 21 when it released an initial list of 5,331 acres of possible surplus lands.

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