BobcatPhoto by: Carlton Ward, Jr.




We channel our scientific strengths to solve some of the biggest threats to Earth’s environmental sustainability—and work every day to safeguard the life, lands, and waters of Florida, and beyond.

Conservation Impacts


Saving the rarest of the rare

We help protect the rarest plants, animals, and ecosystems in the heart of Florida and beyond.

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Sustaining Grasslands

We conserve natural and working grasslands through pioneering sustainability and conservation science.

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bearPhoto by: Carlton Ward, Jr.

Connecting large landscapes and wildlife corridors

We put science to work identifying and communicating the importance of expansive areas for wildlife and rural economies.

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Climate changePhoto by: Calrton Ward

Addressing climate change

We apply scientific rigor and long-term data to monitor and act on rising threats to ecosystems (and the people that rely on them).

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Featured project

Archbold’s conservation activities are informed by decades of field science.

The Florida Wildlife Corridor

The Florida Wildlife Corridor

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Land management

Setting the stage for conservation

Many Florida species need active land management to thrive in the 21st century. This includes controlled fires to renew overgrown lands (mimicking the role ‘natural’ fires play within the ecosystem)—as well as initiatives to control the spread of invasive species.

Fire Management

Fire Management

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Invasive species

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Listed species

Vulnerable plants and animals, in fragile habitats on our properties

Archbold Biological Station and Buck Island Ranch host a large number of species listed as threatened or endangered by state and federal agencies.

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Conservation partners

Through collaboration with other sustainability-minded institutions, Archbold is helping to create new linkages between America’s protected areas—and the working lands around them.

Audubon Florida
center for native plant conservation
Conservation Florida
Florida Cattlemen's Association
Florida Conservation Group
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
florida native plant society
Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Live Wildly
University of Florida
Department of Defense

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Fund conservation innovation

With your support, Archbold can continue to protect Florida’s wild places—which are home to threatened and endangered species found nowhere else on Earth.

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Engage with us

Join our team of conservation problem-solvers

At Archbold, conservation is a community effort. We bring together scientists and agriculturalists; students and educators; professionals and volunteers; parents and children; conservationists and policy makers—and we need your help too.