Supporting innovative land conservation projects in the Florida Wildlife Corridor
Corridor Connect 2023
We had such a fun and productive time with you at the 2022 summit, we’re doing it again! Save the date for Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation’s signature summit: Corridor Connect: Ecology + Economy for a Better Florida, happening September 26-28, 2023, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando.
Corridor Connect brings together leaders from the business and conservation community to look for solutions and identify ways to help balance Florida’s growth while also protecting the remaining half-million acres of critical Corridor links that are at risk of development by 2030. Join us for three days filled with all things Corridor, ecology, and economy to be part of the focused conversation on Florida’s most at-risk resource.
Corridor Collaboration Teams
Hosted by the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, the Corridor Collaboration Teams help catalyze the collective effort to connect, protect, and restore the Florida Wildlife Corridor and build on the momentum driven by the annual Florida Wildlife Corridor Summit. There are five different teams, each chaired by a subject matter expert in the corresponding field.
- Corridor Compatible Communities (CCC)
- Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)
- Prioritization Crosswalk & Communications (PCC)
- Strategic Corridor Communications (SCC)
- Tracking the Corridor (TTC)
The teams are comprised of over 100 members, representing federal, state and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, advocacy groups, elected officials, and landowners.
Landowner & Land Aquisition Resources
There are 7 million acres of working lands (ranchlands and timberlands) in the Corridor, nearly 40% of the Corridor. Of these 7 million acres, 13% are conserved lands. There are 3.2 million acres of ranchlands in the Corridor, or 18% of the Corridor. 18% of ranchlands are currently conserved lands. There are 3.8 million acres of timberlands in the Corridor, or 22% of the Corridor. 9% of timberlands are currently conserved lands. Note – In this analysis, timberlands do not include land managed for timber in State or National Forests. Of the Corridor’s 8.1 million acres of opportunity areas, 33% are ranchlands and 43% are timberlands.
If you are a landowner interested in helping do you part in protecting wild Florida, the resources below may be able to help.
We seek diverse input and welcome broad participation so we can listen, understand, and support synergistic activities that protect the Corridor. Mission-intersection Organizations include any organization or agency working to conserve lands within the Corridor. While their official mission may not be directly related to conserving the Corridor, there are areas where their work intersects with the Corridor geography or vision and the Corridor Foundation’s mission.
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