The Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program has been approved twice by Brevard County voters in 1990 and 2004.  The Program was created to acquire and protect the important environmentally sensitive landscapes and provide passive recreation and environmental education opportunities to residents and visitors.  The program is an effective conservation tool to ensure Brevard’s ecosystems, natural communities and species are protected for future generations.  These conservation efforts provide for the long-term protection of essential natural resources, open space, wildlife corridors and the maintenance of natural ecosystem functions.  The program is an important mechanism to enhance community, environmental, and economic values through strategic planning of balanced growth management, conservation and economic development. Since 1990, the program has protected over 27,000 acres of important conservation lands, created three Environmental Education Centers and manages over 75 miles of public use trails.