Make Connections.

Make Connections.

Showing that connecting, protecting, and restoring corridors of conserved lands and waters are essential for the survival of Florida's diverse wildlife.

photo by Carlton Ward, Jr.

Conservation

Conservation

Encouraging the restoration of longleaf pine forests while conserving farms and working lands and the communities they support.

photo by Carlton Ward Jr.

Restoration

Restoration

Inspiring the restoration of springs and river flows, sustaining the supply of freshwater to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

photo by Genevieve Dimmitt

Fill the Gaps

Fill the Gaps

Illustrating the need for connected habitats, providing wildlife the room to roam.

photo by Carlton Ward Jr.


The Journey Continues!

The Florida Wildlife Corridor integrates Florida’s leading conservation science with compelling fine art images and rich storytelling to raise awareness about the Corridor and the need to connect and protect it. The centerpiece of our awareness campaign is the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition.

On January 10, 2015 we begin a new 1000-mile leg of our Expedition, to highlight a wildlife corridor from Central Florida to the Gulf Coast, through the Big Bend, and across the Panhandle all the way to Alabama, where our trek will conclude.

We’ll document our journey the entire way, using social media to showcase imagery and reporting from the field. We’ll host a series of Saturday Trail Mixers, where followers can join the Expedition team and participate in our trek. We are committed to bringing the Florida Wildlife Corridor to life through our Expedition. Join us!

Why We Walk

  • To connect, protect and restore corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida’s diverse wildlife
  • To restore and protect our life-giving springs and rivers
  • To sustain food production, economies, and culture surrounding Gulf seafood harvests
  • To restore longleaf pine forests while conserving farms, working lands, and the communities they support

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January 29th, 11:11 am

A wood duck as seen through the reeds by Jim Turlington's camera lens.

Photograph by Jim Turlington
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January 29th, 7:05 am

Day 18 of the #Glades2Gulf Expedition, Mallory Dimmitt, Joe Guthrie and Carlton Ward Jr paddle down the Suwannee River toward the town of Suwannee. This river originates 240 miles upstream in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge of southern Georgia and flows through the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks to Suwannee Guides and Outfitters for helping us today and for the Trailmixer this Saturday in Steinhatchee. Photo by Carlton Ward Photography ... See MoreSee Less

January 28th, 9:49 pm

One of many sprawling live oaks along the Florida Trail in the Green Swamp. Feral hog rooting was a consistent presence as well, unfortunately. ... See MoreSee Less

January 28th, 9:40 pm

Glades to Gulf: Week 2 (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

January 28th, 8:49 pm

Florida Wildlife Corridor added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

January 28th, 8:45 pm

Paddler Justin Hayskar checks out the resurrection fern carpeting a massive fallen cypress tree along the Withlacoochee River. ... See MoreSee Less

January 28th, 8:32 pm

Glades to Gulf: Week 2 (5 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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How You Can Help

Many Paths to Support

Not everyone is up for a 70 day trek across the state, but there are lots of other ways for people to help. Tracking our progress online and sharing our mission through social media or word-of-mouth is a great start. Plan to join the team for a Saturday Trail Mixer this winter (see Events page). And of course, we need support through donations.

Donations

All donations to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition are tax-deductible and go directly to the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition public awareness campaign.

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Social Media

Track our progress, get updates, and see great videos and photography from the wild side of Florida. You can check out our Facebook page and give us a ‘like’, subscribe to our YouTube channel, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. Help spread the word about the Expedition and the Corridor by sharing, posting, re-tweeting, or pinning.

Trail Mixers

Once the 2015 Expedition commences, our team will hold Saturday Trail Mixers to meet up with friends, media and others. This is a great opportunity to connect with your local park, forest, or wildlife refuge by hiking or paddling a leg of the Expedition, ask questions and build a community of support around the Florida Wildlife Corridor.