The St. Joe Company works with contractors to ensure Best Management Practices are fully implemented. In cooperation with agency and conservation stakeholders, St. Joe has provided and continues to provide viable alternatives for complex environmental issues.
The St. Joe Company has long honored its responsibility to protect Florida's natural resources. Working with federal and state agencies, water management districts and conservation groups, St. Joe has placed more than 170,000 acres—that’s more than 250 square miles—into permanent conservation since 1997.
St. Joe regularly assesses and identifies land areas for threatened or endangered animal and plant species, as well as areas that contain unique cultural, historical and ecological features, to implement state and federal best management practices for their long-term protection. Our land conservation efforts have expanded state parks and forests, protected critical watersheds, provided wildlife corridors and protected ecosystems. Additionally our efforts help protect threatened and endangered species. Whether it's home to rare or endangered plants and wildlife, a unique ecosystem vital to maintaining the delicate balance of biodiversity, or a site that contains the relics of earlier inhabitants, each of these treasures is part of the broader story of our region and each is carefully looked after.
The company's collaborative relationship with leading environmental and conservation organizations has helped advance big ideas that have resulted in large-scale conservation benefits. St. Joe owns and operates two mitigation banks in Northwest Florida, Devil's Swamp and Breakfast Point. Mitigation Banks are a more comprehensive approach to restoring and protecting environmentally sensitive areas.