“Drive us Home”

Recognizing the value of Archbold’s work, our partners, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, offered to sell us Buck Island Ranch for a bargain price, one-fifth of the current value. The Foundation supports the impact of our programs and that we are making a real change for science and conservation.

For Archbold, completing this purchase is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Ownership conserves Buck Island Ranch forever, as well as secures this special place for vital long-term research, ensuring its global prominence as a crucible for melding science, education, and conservation.

THE SOLUTION:  Ownership is everything.

Without the purchase, there is no guarantee for protection of Buck Island Ranch.  Archbold needs a partner, or partners, to help seize this amazing opportunity to ‘Drive us Home.’

The time is now; we have until May 2023 to secure the funds needed to complete the purchase of Buck Island Ranch. Archbold has successfully raised a quarter of what is needed in gifts and pledges—a great start. While the price is a real bargain for a property such as this, raising the balance is a significant hurdle for Archbold.

We invite you to help Archbold, and ‘Drive us Home’ so we may preserve and protect this important piece of Florida’s heritage and natural habitat, and the advancement of science and conservation in Florida and beyond. Ranchers, conservationists, and scientists around the world depend on the crucial science gleaned from Buck Island Ranch.

If you care about saving Florida’s plants and animals, protecting native landscapes and wildlife corridors, ensuring a sustainable future for agriculture, and creating a healthier planet, you can make a difference.

Please join us in securing that future. Help Archbold secure Buck Island Ranch forever. Your gift will last for generations.

Click here to help ‘Drive us home’, thank you.