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Marion, Lake, Putnam, Volusia Counties. Where are Florida’s Scenic Byways?. Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway Map. INTENT OF THE FLORIDA SCENIC HIGHWAYS PROGRAM :.
Marion, Lake, Putnam, Volusia CountiesWhere are Florida’s Scenic Byways? Black Bear Scenic Byway MapINTENT OF THE FLORIDA SCENIC HIGHWAYS PROGRAM:Preserve, Maintain, Protect and Enhance the Intrinsic Resources of the Scenic Highway CorridorSIX TYPES OF INTRINSIC RESOURCES:1. Cultural2. Historic3. Archaeological4. Recreational5. Natural 6. ScenicFlorida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME)Mission StatementOur 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.Corridor Management EntityHistoric & CulturalPioneer Art Settlement, Barberville, FloridaScenicRecreationalNaturalLongleaf Pine/WiregrassOur EcosystemsOur EcosystemsPine FlatwoodsOur EcosystemsPrairie EcosystemOur EcosystemsOak HammockOur EcosystemsSwampsOur EcosystemsAquatic - WaterDesert with Rain
  • Recharge Area
  • Several unique features
  • Resource Protection and Awareness
  • Community Recognition
  • Economic Development / Tourism
  • Community Pride and Partnerships
  • Increased Eligibility for Federal and State Grants
  • 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 StateUniversity of Florida Center for Governmental ResponsibilityUS Fish and Wildlife ServiceBenefit of Designation: Economic DevelopmentRecreation OpportunitiesHikingRecreation OpportunitiesATV RidingRecreation OpportunitiesHuntingRecreation OpportunitiesFishingRecreation OpportunitiesSwimmingRecreation OpportunitiesCampingRecreation OpportunitiesWildlife ViewingWaterJuniper SpringsTHE 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.
  • Sources of Funding
  • National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP)
  • Discretionary Grant Program
  • Foundations &Corporations
  • Private Funding
  • 1993-2008 FundingFlorida Top State Recipient for Second Straight YearSources of FundingThe FBBSB Corridor Advocacy Group (CAG) and Corridor Management Entity (CME)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.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
  • 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
  • Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME)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 EntityFlorida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME)Accomplishments
  • Coordinating with FDOT on the following projects:
  • Design Phase for I&E Center at the Pioneer Settlement @ 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
  • Corridor Management EntityFlorida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME)Future Projects
  • Obtain 501(c)(3) Status
  • 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 EntityWhere 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
  • Florida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME)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 EntityFlorida Black Bear Scenic Highway Corridor Management Entity (CME)Contact UsPlease visit our websitewww.floridablackbearscenicbyway.orgCorridor Management Entity
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