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DEP ends stormy land-selling review, shifts focus to nonconservation lands

A stream meanders through 49 acres at Lake Talquin State Forest. DEP has removed the parcel from a proposed list of lands that could be sold. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

An outspoken critic of a Florida Department of Environmental Protection review of conservation land for possible sale says the review process helped shift the debate on state land ownership.

DEP announced Friday night that it was ending its comprehensive review of 3 million acres of state owned land for possible sale. Language in the 2013-14 state budget requested by DEP provided for the sale of up to $50 million to go towards new land purchases.

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