The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve
The Preserve is home to more than 1,000 species of
plants and animals.
The core of The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness
Preserve is comprised of what was once an 8,500-
acre cattle ranch situated at the head of the Greater
Everglades watershed. Working with The Nature
Conservancy, the State of Florida, and a number of
other groups, The Walt Disney Company purchased the
property and transferred it to the Conservancy to mitigate
for wetland impacts on Walt Disney World property.