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1 Marion, Lake, Putnam, Volusia Counties

2 Where are Floridas Scenic Byways?

3 Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Map

4 INTENT OF THE FLORIDA SCENIC HIGHWAYS PROGRAM: Preserve, Maintain, Protect and Enhance the Intrinsic Resources of the Scenic Highway Corridor

5 SIX TYPES OF INTRINSIC RESOURCES : 1. Cultural 2. Historic 3. Archaeological 4. Recreational 5. Natural 6. Scenic

6 Corridor Management Entity Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME) Mission Statement Our mission is to enhance, encourage and promote the preservation and protection of the outstanding natural, ecological, cultural and historic resources of the Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway for its residents, inhabitants, visitors and future generations.

7 Pioneer Art Settlement, Barberville, Florida Historic & Cultural

8 Scenic

9 Recreational

10 Natural

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14 Lutra canadensisRiver Otter7 Lynx rufusBobcat9 Meleagris gallopavoWild Turkey104 Odocoileus virginianusWhite-Tailed Deer79 Procyon lotorRaccoon893 Rana spp.True Frogs17 RodentiaRodents32 Scalopus aquaticusEastern Mole2 SerpentesSnakes33 Sylvilagus spp.Rabbits13 Unidentified2 Urocyon cinereoargenteusGray Fox11 1,866

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18 Longleaf Pine/Wiregrass Our Ecosystems

19 Pine Flatwoods Our Ecosystems

20 Prairie Ecosystem Our Ecosystems

21 Oak Hammock Our Ecosystems

22 Swamps Our Ecosystems

23 Aquatic - Water Our Ecosystems

24 Desert with Rain Recharge Area Several unique features

25 Resource Protection and Awareness Community Recognition Economic Development / Tourism Community Pride and Partnerships Increased Eligibility for Federal and State Grants PROGRAM BENEFITS:

26 Benefit of Designation: Economic Development Florida Statistics: Heritage Tourism: 42.9 million tourists spend $3.271 billion Cultural Events: 7 million out-of-state tourists spend $4.5 billion Wildlife-Associated Recreation: 5.9 million Residents and non-residents spend $8.1 billion Sources: Florida Department of State University of Florida Center for Governmental Responsibility US Fish and Wildlife Service Benefit of Designation : Economic Development

27 Recreation Opportunities Hiking

28 Recreation Opportunities ATV Riding

29 Recreation Opportunities Hunting

30 Fishing Recreation Opportunities

31 Swimming

32 Recreation Opportunities Camping

33 Wildlife Viewing Recreation Opportunities

34 Juniper Springs Water

35 THE FLORIDA SCENIC HIGHWAYS PROGRAM IS NON-REGULATORY The only restriction is that FDOT will not issue any new billboard permits along the proposed corridor under FDOT jurisdiction.

36 Sources of Funding National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) Discretionary Grant Program Foundations & Corporations Private Funding Florida Top State Recipient for Second Straight Year Funding

37 have held open public meetings, festivals and public workshops for over two years in various locations along the corridor such as Barberville, Astor, Four Corners and Silver Springs. The CME will continue the public outreach for the byway. The FBBSB Corridor Advocacy Group (CAG) and Corridor Management Entity (CME)

38 Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Partners, Stakeholders & CME Members: Volusia, Marion, Lake & Putnam Counties City of Ormond Beach City of Daytona Beach 3 MPOs & 3 Regional Planning Councils FDOT, FDEP, SJRWMD, and FFWCC US Forest Service & FL Division of Forestry River of Lakes Heritage Corridor Volusia Speedway Park Silver Springs Nature Theme Park Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts Astor Area Chamber of Commerce Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority Historical Society & others

39 Accomplishments Participated and member of review team for the SR 40 PD&E with FDOT Obtained Florida Scenic Highway designation in 2008 Submitted nomination application for designation as an All-American Road Established a web site for the byway at Published a Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway brochure Began design Juniper Springs Trail Head and kiosk for the FNST Incorporation in the State of Florida Corridor Management Entity Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME)

40 Accomplishments Corridor Management Entity Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME) Coordinating with FDOT on the following projects: Design Phase for I&E Center at the Pioneer Barberville Design Phase to expand Ocklawaha Visitor Center, Pittman Visitors Center Wildlife Crossings identified in the PD&E Planning and design for a non-motorized and hiking trail from Silver River State Park to Ray Wayside Park on the Ocklawaha River

41 Future Projects Raise private/corporate funds and obtain grants from national and state agencies Pursue the design and construction of the following byway facilities: Prepare National Scenic Byway Grant Applications for projects Coordinating with FDOT to beautify retention ponds along the propose widening of SR 40 Corridor Management Entity Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME) Obtain 501(c)(3) Status

42 Where we go from here… Designation Celebration/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony October 24, 2009 Camp Ocala Market and Promote the Friends of the Black Bear Scenic Byway as part of a larger marketing plan to build community awareness and support Encourage jurisdictions along the Byway to incorporate the Byways Vision, Goals, and Objectives into planning documents Develop the Corridor Master Plan Develop Brochures, Audio Tours and Interpretive Signage

43 Ways to Get Involved Join the CME or the Friends of the Black Bear Scenic Byway Contribute to our newsletter Volunteer computer, accounting or personnel skills Help organize fundraising events Staff a booth at festivals and other special events Make a financial contribution Corridor Management Entity Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME)

44 Contact Us Corridor Management Entity Please visit our websitewww.floridablackbearscenicbyway.org

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