The BBEF Presents the 2012 Candidates' Environmental Forum see the flyer (PDF format)

Our Mission

The Big Bend Environmental Forum is an alliance of organizations which have come together to conserve the region's environmental qualities through education, advocacy, research and, networking among its members.


The following are the primary goals of the Big Bend Environmental Forum:

  • To identify threats and opportunities to protect and/or enhance the natural resources of the Big Bend Region.
  • To explore potential courses of action to resolve the region's most pressing environmental problems and needs through networking among the Big Bend Environmental Forum members and facilitating public input, dialogue, and debate through public forums and workshops.
  • To conduct research concerning environmental threats and opportunities so members and the public can make informed choices about alternative courses of action to be taken to protect and/or enhance the natural resources of the Big Bend Region.
  • To seek consensus on and to advocate for appropriate courses of action.

Big Bend Region

The area encompassed by:

constitute the Big Bend Region for purposes of the Big Bend Environmental Forum.

Member Organizations

1000 Friends of Florida
Apalachee Audubon Society
Apalachee Land Conservancy
Environment Florida
Florida Trail Association Apalachee Chapter
Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park
League of Women Voters of Tallahassee
Native Plant Society
Sustainable Tallahassee
Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy
Tallahassee Trust for Historic Preservation
Trust for Public Land
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee, Green Sanctuary Committee

Photo Credits left to right: Wade tract wire grass - Ronald Masters, Ph.D.; Wacissa cypress and Wacissa morning - Joe Davis, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Long leaf pine - Ronald Masters, Ph.D.