For acquisition projects, the council shall give weight
during project selection and ranking to the following Florida Forever
The project meets
multiple Florida Forever goals described in Rule
(2) The project is part of
an ongoing governmental effort to restore, protect, or develop land areas or
(3) The project
enhances or facilitates management of properties already under public
(4) The project has
significant archaeological or historic value. The relative significance of the
archaeological or historical values for each acquisition project will be
determined based on information obtained from the Department of State, Division
of Historical Resources.
project has funding sources that are identified and assured through at least
the first 2 years of the project.
(6) The project contributes to the solution
of water resource problems on a regional basis. The applicability of the
project's contribution to the solution of water resource problems on a regional
basis will be evaluated based on information obtained from the water management
district within which the project is located.
(7) The project has a significant portion of
its land area in imminent danger of development, in imminent danger of losing
its significant natural attributes or recreational open space, or in imminent
danger of subdivision which would result in multiple ownership and make
acquisition of the project costly or less likely to be accomplished. In
reviewing the applicant's information and making a determination concerning the
imminent danger of development, subdivision, or loss of natural attributes or
recreational open space, the council may utilize information provided by the
Division of State Lands, the affected local governments, or the Department of
(8) The project
implements an element from a plan developed by an ecosystem management
(9) The project is one of the
components of the Everglades restoration effort. The project's applicability to
the Everglades restoration effort will be based on information obtained from
the South Florida Water Management District.
(10) The project may be purchased at 80
percent of appraised value, based on the state's appraised value.
(11) The project may be acquired, in whole or
in part, using alternatives to fee simple, including but not limited to, tax
incentives, mitigation funds, or other revenues; the purchase of development
rights, hunting rights, agricultural or silvicultural rights, or mineral
rights; or obtaining conservation easements or flowage easements.
(12) The project is a joint acquisition,
either among public agencies, nonprofit organizations, or private entities, or
by a public-private partnership.