The Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program (ELAMP) was created in July of 2004 when Pasco County adopted Referendum No. 04-233. ELAMP is responsible for purchasing environmentally sensitive lands throughout the County by either fee title or less-than-fee methods. Funding is provided through a portion of the Penny For Pasco surtax. Partnerships with state and federal agencies are sought to supplement the Penny funds. Since 2005, approximately 2,891 acres have been acquired.
- Protect natural communities including uplands and wetlands
- Connect natural linkages
- Conserve viable populations of native plants and animals
- Protect habitat for listed species
- Protect water resources and wetland systems
- Protect unique natural resources
- Enhance resource-based recreational opportunities
- Expand environmental education opportunities.
A More In-Depth Look
Download the Land Acquisition Flow Chart (PDF) for a more in-depth look at the acquisition process and to have assurance that the lands are protected in the future for the Public and Pasco County citizens.
If you would like to nominate a property please fill out and mail or email us the Parcel Nomination form (PDF).
Environmental Lands Acquisition Task Force Summary Report October 2003
The ordinance includes concepts recommended by the Environmental Land Acquisition Task Force in their Environmental Lands Acquisition Task Force Summary Report October 2003 (PDF).
Environmental Lands Acquisition Selection Committee (ELASC)
The ELASC shall consist of eleven volunteer members. Five members shall have at the minimum a bachelor's degree in the natural and/or environmental sciences. These five members shall also comprise the Scientific Subcommittee. Four other members shall have expertise in at least one of the following fields: real estate, business, or finance. One member shall have expertise in governmental affairs (with an emphasis in funding sources). One member shall be a layperson with interest in the program and the ELASC. At all times no more than three members of the ELASC may be nonresidents of Pasco County. Members shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be subject to the Sunshine Law.
Eva Bailey, Scientific Subcommittee
Jared Dorrier, Governmental Affairs
Sharon Hanna-West, Real Estate/Business/Finance
Clark Hull Jr., Real Estate/Business/Finance
Dr. Chris Miller, Scientific Subcommittee
Mac Davis, Real Estate/Business/Finance
Patty Fesmire, Scientific Subcommittee
Janice Howie, Layperson
Brightman Logan, Scientific Subcommittee
Brian Panico, Scientific Subcommittee
Properties Currently on the Acquisition List
For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact Natural Resources Manager Keith Wiley.