The FEGN’s highest priorities, named “Critical Linkages”, identify the best remaining opportunities to functionally connect major existing public and private conservation lands across the state. Once protected, the Critical Linkages would connect all of Florida’s largest existing conservation lands into one functional statewide ecological network.
These same Critical Linkages are our “Missing Links” in the Florida Wildlife Corridor. In fact, the 2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition followed their trail through much of the Florida peninsula.
In 2013, the Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture (LINC) — now part of the Florida Wildlife Corridor — commissioned prominent conservation photographers to capture images of priority lands that remained unprotected to help raise awareness about their importance.
As a result, 15 Florida Forever projects are showcased via photographs, parcel descriptions and the blog series “A View From the Other Side of the Lens.” LINC also produced the Florida Wildlife Corridor Critical Linkages GeoStory in partnership with National Geographic’s Map Division.