The 1,205 acre site is located in Santa Rosa County and contiguous to the Florida Forever Acquisition Area called the Garcon Ecosystem Preserve. The bank is a compensatory mitigation alternative for wetland mitigation impacts to jurisdictional mixed hardwood and pine flatwoods.
The Garcon Peninsula contains some of the best pitcher plant prairies remaining in Florida and the Florida Forever Garcon Ecosystem project is charged with protecting and expanding these prairies. The carnivorous, white-topped pitcher plant, a state endangered plant species is located and protected within the mitigation bank, as is the panhandle lily. This project makes a significant contribution to the viability of the Garcon project by increasing the size of the preserve by approximately 15%.