Corridor Resources

Join us in the study of emerging data on the Corridor

Wildlife Crossings

FDOT ArcGIS Wildlife Crossings Link – 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

Landowner Resources

Florida Forever Conservation & Recreation Land Acquisition Program – Learn more about the projects of the largest public land acquisition program of its kind in the United States.
Preserving Old Florida – This Story Map documents the role of a Florida rancher’s conservation efforts through Natural Resource Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).
Florida Greenway & Trail Designation Resources
– Learn how to become a part of the Florida Trail system.
Florida Forever Funding
– Learn more about the Florida Forever Funding Program.
Rural & Family Lands Protection Program (RFLPP)
– Find an overview here of the Rural and Family Lands Protection Program.
RFLPP Consumer Resources
– Find program resources including applications and worksheets to apply.
RFLPP ArcGIS Story Map
– This Story Map depicts several ranches in the FDACS-RFLPP program.

Mapping Resources

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.
Mapped Corridor Files
– Download GIS and Google Earth files of the geographic Florida Wildlife Corridor and its critical connections.
Basemap of Florida
– This FDOT link has a high resolution aerial imagery layer for the entire state of Florida.
Florida EPA Open Data Maps
– 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.

Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital

Natural Capital Protocol – The Natural Capital Protocol is a decision-making framework that enables organisations to identify, measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural capital.
Global Program on Sustainability
– The Global Program on Sustainability is a World Bank program that strives for a systematic approach to measuring the contribution of natural capital.
Wealth Accounting & Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES)
– WAVES is a World Bank-led global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in development planning and national economic accounts.
Conservation Priorities for Open Space Recreation Access
– This USGS effort provides a tool to assess the spatial distribution of access to open space for recreation in the southeastern United States.
Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory
– The Environmental Valuation Reference Inventory is a searchable storehouse of empirical studies on the economic value of environmental assets and human health effects.

Policy/Advocacy Toolkit

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.
– 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.

Recreational Links

Papers, Reports & Presentations

Florida 2070 Summary Reports offered for download by 1000 Friends of Florida and the UF GeoPlan Center
The History of Florida Wildlife Corridor Science and Planning Efforts
by Tom Hoctor, Reed Noss, Richard Hilsenbeck, Joe Guthrie, and Carlton Ward, Jr.
UF Center for Landscape Conservation Planning Resources

Protecting Wild Florida: Preserving the Best and Last Wilderness of Florida, Forever Presented by Dr. Richard Hilsenbeck PLAM 2007 Sarasota, Florida Critical

Scientific Research and Listed Species Information

Agency sites

Growth and Population

Technical Report summarizing the methodology and results for the three population distribution scenarios of Florida 2070: 2010 Baseline, 2070 Trend, and 2070 Alternative
Bureau of Economic and Business Research Florida data clearinghouse
Florida 2070 Special Report (2016, 2017)
MacroTrends chart and table of population level and growth rate for the state of Florida from 1900 to 2020.

Land Acquisition

Other Wildlife Corridor Orgs and Sites

General Florida Metrics

The Florida Scorecard – Florida Metrics from the Florida Chamber of Commerce