A collaborative regional effort to simultaneously meet conservation and military missions.
Rural areas including Florida ranches are compatible with military activities and biodiversity conservation. Archbold joins land trusts, government agencies, non-profits, and landowners to achieve conservation within the 1.7 million-acre Avon Park Air Force Range Sentinel Landscape. The area recognized by the Department of Defense as key to buffering active military training areas and to wildlife conservation and connectivity.
Major Findings & Impact
Development of regional land use recommendations sensitive to military, economic, and environmental goals, ongoing climate change resilience planning for defense, biodiversity, agriculture, and communities, continuing recovery of Florida Scrub Jay, Red Cockaded Woodpecker, and Florida Grasshopper Sparrow populations.
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Data and Analysis Types
Climate resilience planning, conservation priority setting, conservation finance, population and habitat monitoring and management
Avon Park Air Force Range, Headwaters of the Everglades Watershed
1992 to present