Environmentally Endangered Lands Covenant


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Agency NameMiami-Dade County Permitting, Environment and Regulatory Affairs
Affiliationcounty government
Web Site http://www.miamidade.gov/pera/
Project Annual Funding Level n/a
Range of Funding (Landowner) No funding but significantly lower property tax assessments given to qualifying land.
Criteria for funding project The review criteria include the following parameters: species diversity, presence of rare and endangered plant species, impact by exotic plant species, manageability, substrate integrity, wildlife habitat value and presence of rare geological features.
Geographic Coverage Area Miami-Dade County
Description of Program The program entails requiring the owner to maintain the qualified area in its natural native state. Owners are required to remove and control invasive exotic plant species from the site and possible replanting of native species. A management plan is developed to ensure that the site remains in a natural state and to maintain or improve existing environmental conditions.
When are landowner applications accepted? Continuous. Deadline to submit an EEL covenant application (link below) in order to have the tax covenant in place for the following 2014 tax year is April 30, 2013. http://www.miamidade.gov/derm/endangered_lands_tax_exemption.asp
Match Required?No n/a
Target Invasive Species? DERM biologists will assist landowners with determining species
Any other Requirements or Eligibility?The management plan as well as other conservation restrictions, are detailed in a covenant, which must be signed, approved by the Board of County Commisioners (BCC) and adhered to by the applicant. All covenants are granted for a period of ten years.
Agreement Required Yes 10 year covenant
Permanent Contact PersonElaine Johnson
Contact number(305) 372-6645
e-mail addressjohnse@miamidade.gov
contacted last2012-12-19 00:00:00.0