The Florida Wildlife Corridor

The Florida Wildlife Corridor

Archbold leads the science to support conservation of the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

The Florida Wildlife Corridor is an 18-million-acre geography key to conservation of high-quality, well-connected habitats. Plants and animals need connected habitats to migrate, find mates, disperse to new areas, and avoid inbreeding. The Corridor was birthed in name at Archbold in 2010, and since 2021 when the State Legislature prioritized the Corridor's conservation, we have led the scientific arm of the nation's most ambitious state-based land conservation effort.

Major Findings & Impact

Since 2021, the state legislature allocated around $2 billion for new land acquisitions and easements with a focus on the Corridor! On the back of Archbold and partners' science and outreach, tens of thousands of acres have been conserved in the Corridor since 2021.

Project Details

More about this project

Data and Analysis Types

Landscape ecology of conserved lands, Prioritizing Corridor Opportunity Areas, Connectivity models, Science communication for the public and partners

Primary Location(s)

Florida Wildlife Corridor

Years Active

2021 – Present

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"The state has created a national model for how to safeguard threatened species for generations."-The New Yorker Magazine


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