Natural, Scenic, and Cultural Reservations

 

 

Perhaps the most serious obstacle impeding the evolution of a land ethic is the fact that our educational and economic system is headed away from, rather than toward, an intense consciousness of land."  
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949

 

 

  

 

Lake Baldwin

Lake Baldwin

Lake Baldwin

Lake Baldwin

Genius Preserve



Natural, Scenic and Cultural Reservations

Scenic or cultural reservations celebrate a historical aesthetic quality while natural reservations tend to be preserves or natural habitats undergoing restoration.  Small preserves, botanical gardens established before World War II, and ecological restoration sites in urban areas exemplify this category. They range in size from 2 to 50 acres and ideally contain enough quality habitat and canopy cover to provide nesting for large bird species and serve as stepping stones for migrating species. 

Examples: Palm Island Park (Mt. Dora) Lake Baldwin Park (Orlando).  


Lake Baldwin Park scenic reservation


Palm Island scenic reservation