Ecological Corridor Ordinance

On June 21, 2016 the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 16-13, Ecological Corridors LDC Section 804, which became effective June 24, 2016. Thank you to everyone who attended the public meetings and provided comments on this issue. A public hearing will be held on August 9, 2016 with the Board of County Commissioners finalizing the associated Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment, which was transmitted to the State in May 2016.

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Adopted Documents

Signed Ordinance No. 16-13 (Land Development Code Section 804) (PDF)

Ecological Corridors Guidelines (PDF)

Draft Documents

For Adoption (6/21) - Ecological Corridors Ordinance - Updated (PDF)

For Adoption (6/21) - Ecological Corridors Ordinance - Updated With Track Changes (PDF)

For Approval by Resolution (6/21) - Ecological Corridors Guidelines (PDF) 

Draft Ecological Corridors Ordinance - April 13, 2016 (PDF)

Ecological Corridors Guidelines - 2015 (PDF)

Ecological Corridors Ordinance FAQ - 2015 (PDF)

Ecological Corridors Response to Public Comments - 2015 (PDF)

Ecological Corridors Flow Charts

AM I SUBJECT TO THE ECOLOGICAL CORRIDORS ORDINANCE (LDC Section 804)? (PDF)

WHAT ARE MY DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS IF I AM SUBJECT TO THE ECOLOGICAL CORRIDORS ORDINANCE? (PDF)

ECOLOGICAL CORRIDORS APPRAISAL PROCESS (PDF)

Ecological Corridor BCC and Public Workshops

Staff PowerPoint April 2015 (PDF)

Staff PowerPoint September 2015 (PDF)

Staff PowerPoint February 2016 (PDF)

Staff PowerPoint April 2016 (PDF)

Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Workshop - October 14, 2008

Assessment of Measures to Protect Wildlife Habitat in Pasco County

The BCC has directed staff to schedule another workshop and invite representatives from Glatting Jackson to explain the science behind the Wildlife Study which is the basis for the linkages. Download the Assessment of Measures to Protect Wildlife Habitat in Pasco County (PDF).

Pasco County Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 3, Conservation Element

The draft ordinance is being developed to implement the policies adopted as part of the Pasco County Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 3, Conservation Element (PDF).

Environmental Lands Acquisition Task Force Summary Report October 2003

The draft ordinance includes concepts recommended by the Environmental Land Acquisition Task Force in their Environmental Lands Acquisition Task Force Summary Report October 2003 (PDF).

Maps of Critical Linkages

Maps of the critical linkages are provided below for reference. The dashed yellow line on the maps shows the linkages boundaries as originally presented to and accepted by the BCC, and incorporated in the Comprehensive Plan. The solid yellow line shows the proposed refinements to the linkage.