This office coordinates the agency’s review of and comments on growth management and regulated land and water use project proposals that have potential to impact Florida’s fish, wildlife and habitat resources. Conservation Planning Services staff utilize a science-based, proactive approach to inform and influence land and water use decisions to build public-private conservation partnerships with Florida landowners. Working with private and public sector landowners, this office develops and helps implement comprehensive habitat-based management plans and incentive programs for private landowners. New best management practices for conserving wildlife on private lands used for agriculture or commercial forestry have been developed in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Conservation Planning Services also provides managers of publicly-owned lands with technical assistance to implement wildlife conservation strategies that reduce negative impacts on fish and wildlife.