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Carlton Ward Jr. hikes along the Florida National Scenic Trail in the Withlacoochee State Forest earlier this year. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition will traverse this area in January. Image courtesy of Carlton Ward Photography


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

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

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October 1st, 10:57 pm

Today's FL Natural Event: Black bears are on the move gathering food. ... See MoreSee Less

October 1st, 7:39 am

Wild Fact Wednesday: Raccoon Edition (via The Nature Conservancy in Florida)
1. My tail often takes up more than half my length.
2. I have sensitive hairs above my claws that can detect what objects are before I actually touch them.
3. Although, I am extremely cute, I carry diseases, such as raccoon roundworm, which can cause death or blindness.
4. My gestation lasts only two months and I give birth to 4-6 young.
5. Even though my natural life can last up to 16 years, most of my kind is killed by their second year. Rabies, being hunted, and being hit by a car are typical causes of death.
Photo Credit: Minette Layne via Flickr Creative Commons
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September 30th, 2:14 pm

1st Annual Florida Wildlife Corridor Trail Mixer (18 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

September 30th, 11:04 am

1st Annual Florida Wildlife Corridor Trail Mixer (11 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

September 29th, 10:07 am

Florida Wildlife Corridor changed their profile picture. ... See MoreSee Less

September 25th, 4:00 pm

Thank you all for participating in our photo contest.We loved seeing the beauty of Florida through your eyes. We would like to congratulate our winner, Scott Helfrich and runner up, Becky Fleck! Please send us a direct message with your address so you can receive your amazing prizes:) ... See MoreSee Less

September 25th, 11:39 am

We have recently received very disappointing news that award-winning filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus had to withdraw from the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. So that we have time to identify a new filmmaker to document the Expedition and experiences along the way, we have moved the Expedition launch date ahead to January 10, 2015. We are grateful to our sponsors, donors, partners, volunteers and program participants for your understanding. With your continuing support, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition will travel 1,000 miles closer to permanently connecting, protecting and restoring corridors of conserved lands and waters essential for the survival of Florida's wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less

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 fall (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

Help spread the word about the Expedition and the Corridor. Just check out our Facebook page and give us a ‘like’ to track our progress, get updates and see great videos and photography from the wild side of Florida.

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.