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Florida Ecological Greenways Network – FEGN provides the scientific foundation for the geographic Florida Wildlife Corridor. There are additional maps outlining Priority Areas 1-5 within the Florida Wildlife Corridor boundaries.Florida Natural Areas Inventory Geospatial Open Data – Search and download open GIS data files from FNAI. Florida Conservation Lands Map Viewer – View Florida Conservation Lands, Florida Forever Board of Trustees Projects, Florida Forever Acquisitions, Conservation Easements, and State Aquatic Preserves with this Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) mapping tool. Basemap of Florida – This FDOT link has a high resolution aerial imagery layer for the entire state of Florida. Florida DEP Geospatial Open Data – View the location of the most important conservation corridors and large, intact landscapes in the state via the Florida Ecological Greenways Network (FEGN) data layer. This resource informs Florida Forever and other state and regional land acquisition programs. FDOT Wildlife Bridge Crossings – Mapping tool that identifies wildlife bridge crossings in Florida. Florida Ecological Greenways Network 2021: Polygons – Layer Package for use with ArcMap 10.x Florida Forever Conservation Data Map – This map includes Conservation Boundary Layers and Prioritized Natural Resource layers
Rural and Family Lands Protection ProgramFlorida Forever ProgramFlorida Forever Fact SheetFlorida Communities TrustFlorida Communities Trust Fact SheetLand and Water Conservation FundFlorida Greenway & Trail Designation Resources – Learn how to become a part of the Florida’s network of greenways and trails.Landowner Assistance Program – This FWC program provides habitat management services to landowners and connects landowners to multiple financial assistance options.
Florida Office of Greenways and TrailsFlorida DEP Division of State LandsFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Land Trust Alliance Florida Regional Councils AssociationArchbold Biological Station
Our Lands. Our Legacy. Florida Forever Conservation and Recreation Land Acquisition Program – This story map is a small selection of projects led by the program. Rural and Family Lands Protection Program for Florida– This story map is a small selection of projects led by the program. Preserving Old Florida – This Story Map documents the role of a Florida rancher’s conservation efforts through Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). Rural and Family Lands Projects Map – This map provides locations for RFLPP projects.Florida Forever Land Conservation since the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act – Discover the pieces of the Florida Wildlife Corridor that have been protected by the Florida Forever Program since the passing of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act. In this story map (Archbold), learn about the properties, featuring photos by Carlton Ward, Jr. and the Wildpath team. The Journey That Inspired the Florida Wildlife Corridor – When the bear who would come to be known as M34 was captured and radio-collared in 2009, the biologists who would study his movements could not have predicted how his journey would come to impact the future of conservation in Florida. This story map follows his journey. (Archbold)Why did the Panther Cross the Road? – Managing wildlife movement in the face of rapid urbanization. This story map features wildlife crossings across the state.
FDOT ArcGIS Wildlife Crossings – Access details on the FDOT infrastructure that Florida wildlife have used to avoid roads. Some of these bridges and culverts were designed for wildlife while others have become coincidental crossings. Many of these have photo archives with video and stills of wildlife using the crossings. Like this Bear crossing under SR29 Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East project – Washington State FDOT Wildlife Crossing Guidelines Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Wildlife Crossings
FDOT Bicycle Friendly RoutesFDOT SUN Trail NetworkFlorida Office of Greenways & Trails ResourcesFlorida Greenways & Trails System Plan & MapsFlorida East Coast GreenwayFlorida National Scenic TrailFlorida Trail AssociationDark Skies MapFlorida Youth Conservation Centers Network
Panther Recovery Plan.Florida Panther Mortality DataBlack Bear Mortality The Bear Essentials: How Landscape-Level Conservation May Help Save Florida’s Biodiversity and Realize the Vision of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act (Jason Totoiu, Everglades Law Center, 2017) Assessment of the distribution of Florida panthers north of the Caloosahatchee River (2020) Potential Impacts of the Southwest-Central Florida Connector on the Florida Panther and Its Habitat (TNC, 2020) Florida 2070 Special Report (2016, 2017)
The Florida Scorecard – Florida Metrics from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.Technical Report Florida 2070: Mapping Florida’s Future – Alternative Patterns of Development in 2070Bureau of Economic and Business Research Florida data clearinghouse
Florida Wildlife Corridor Act of 2021 – An Act with bipartisan support that was passed by the State House and Senate and signed by Florida’s governor recognizing the geographic Florida Wildlife Corridor beginning July 1, 2021. Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 – House of Representatives Bill 2795 Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act of 2019 – Senate Bill 1499 Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act – An Act supported by hundreds of conservation organizations across the country. GovTrack – This tool is an independent website tracking the status of legislation in the United States Congress. Ecological Corridor Ordinance – This Ordinance became effective in Pasco County on June 24, 2016. Federal Highway Administration 2008 Wildlife Vehicle Collision Study – This national study details the causes and impacts of wildlife-vehicle collisions and identifies potential solutions to this growing safety problem.Economic benefits of Corridor conservation