FPCB was the first Habitat Conservation Bank to be APPROVED and CERTIFIED by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Florida and the first in the Nation for the Florida panther! Composed of nearly 2,000 acres, located in the heart of the Primary Zone in the Panther Focus area, the Bank served as a model for all other Conservation Banks in the State.
Florida Panther Conservation Bank, II; was the first bank in the State to be Approved and Certified by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for both the Florida panther and the Wood Stork. Located in the Florida Panther Focus Area Dispersal Zone, it serves as an important connector between the Conservation Areas to the south and the expansion area, so essential for the continued survival of the Florida Panther, to the North of the Caloosahatchee River. Consisting of nearly 500 acres, it lies in the center of thousands of acres of conserved and protected lands.
Phase 2 of Florida Panther Conservation Bank, II; our third effort, is also situated in the Dispersal Zone, immediately to the North of Florida Panther Conservation Bank, II. It provides an important connector to adjoining conservation lands and the lands to the north of the Caloosahatchee River.
Utilizing our Conservation Banks for your habitat mitigation requirement saves time, energy, and resources. All the work is done! No need to find the appropriate piece of land, negotiate with the owners and regulators, develop a maintenance and management plan, restore the land, establish and fund a Trust to maintain the property in perpetuity. We assume all your Florida panther habitat liabilities and leave you to do what you do best: Developing and Building. Choose our Conservation Banks and your habitat mitigation has already been earned.
Our Banks’ Approved Service Area encompasses the entire Panther Focus Area. Please see the Service Area Map on the following page. We can provide an economically viable solution for all of your panther and Wood Stork habitat mitigation needs.
When purchasing credits through our family of Conservation Banks, you get the personal representation and local expertise of Jim and Les Alderman; owners, managing partners, and conservation bank pioneers. Between them, over 50 years of experience working in the Florida market.
Mr. Leslie Alderman is a graduate horticulturist with extensive post graduate work. A pioneer in the wetland mitigation banking business in Florida, he permitted three large wetland mitigation banks with extensive Threatened and Endangered Species habitat components. He and his brother James permitted the first Habitat Conservation Bank in Florida and the first in the Nation for the Florida Panther.
He graduated from University of Florida College of Agriculture with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture in 1967. Mr. Alderman pursued post graduate work at the University of Florida concentrating his studies on plant breeding. Mr. Alderman received his MBA from the University of Central Michigan in 1976.
Mr. Alderman is a past officer of the National Mitigation Banking Association and the Florida Mitigation Banking Association.
A self-employed farmer and conservationist. A 5th generation Floridian and avid, lifelong outdoorsman. Currently serving on the Lake Worth Drainage District, Mr. Alderman has been actively involved in preserving and protecting Florida’s critical natural resources for most of his life. An amateur nature photographer, he has traveled extensively, in America and abroad, recording our natural wonders. He and his brother Leslie, permitted the first habitat conservation bank expressly for the Florida panther in the nation.
Mr. Alderman graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture. He has become one of the Nation’s premier farmers specializing in Organically grown fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs.
A member of the board of directors of the Farmers Home Administration from 1982 to 1985. A member of the board of the Lake Worth Drainage District, a special taxing district in Florida which deals with environmental issues, from 2003 to the present. Mr. Alderman is a member of the Wild Turkey Federation & Ducks Unlimited.