The Northeast Florida Timberlands and Watershed Reserve project overlays a northeast-southwest diagonal area along the west side of Duval County, stretching from the Nassau River north of Jacksonville to Trail Ridge in Clay County, near the town of Lawtey. Restoration and recreation are key objectives for this project.

©Will Dickey – pine forest. Selected for the November 2011 page of the Forever Florida Calendar.

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Everglades Atlas Exhibit at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Everglades Atlas Exhibit at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

From Jan 7 – Feb 28, ten place-based works of art from LINC’s Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas will be on exhibit at Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Please plan to join us for an Artist Reception on January 23. Generously funded by RBC Blue Water Project and in... more

Seven Runs Creek Florida Forever Project Completed

Seven Runs Creek Florida Forever Project Completed

August 20, 2013 – News Release by Governor Rick Scott, Staff Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet today approved the purchase of nearly 21,000 acres of conservation land as part of a partnership between the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, The Trust for Public... more

The Newest ArtsLINC Project - Everglades: America’s Wetland

The Newest ArtsLINC Project – Everglades: America’s Wetland

Conservation photographer Mac Stone is currently working with the University Press of Florida to produce Everglades: America’s Wetland, a large format coffee table book which showcases the natural beauty of the Everglades. With its publication in fall 2014, the book will feature 250 of Stone’s... more

Expedition Members featured on “America The Wild”

Expedition Members featured on “America The Wild”

National Geographic Television explored the lesser-known Everglades Headwaters with Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition members. Guided by Expedition member Joe Guthrie, America the Wild star Casey Anderson learned about the population of Florida black bears that inspired the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition and the habitat that... more

Carlton Ward Jr. Wins a Charlie Award

Carlton Ward Jr. Wins a Charlie Award

Featured in FORUM, the magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, “Journey to the Heart of Florida,” by Carlton Ward Jr., earned a 2013 Florida Magazine Association Charlie Award for Best In-Depth Reporting. Photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr. offers to change the way you see Florida. Through... more

Conservation Victories for the Panther Glades

Conservation Victories for the Panther Glades

KISSIMMEE, FLA; May 22, 2012 – The Nature Conservancy A large and continuous piece of land critical for wildlife passage and the natural recovery of the Florida panther was purchased and protected by a collaborative public and private partnership in an outstanding effort to accomplish... more

Meet LINC’s New Executive Director: Mallory Lykes Dimmitt

Meet LINC’s New Executive Director: Mallory Lykes Dimmitt

Mallory Lykes Dimmitt is now serving as LINC’s Executive Director. Mallory officially began her role on March 25, 2013, and has previously served as LINC’s Interim Director or a board member since 2007. Mallory is a seventh generation Floridian who grew up exploring the lands... more

Public Service Announcement Connects Timberlands to Wildlife

Public Service Announcement Connects Timberlands to Wildlife

This PSA, now available for airing, was created to raise awareness about the beneficial role of working timberlands in Florida, and their importance to the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Much of the Florida Wildlife Corridor is made up of working timberlands. Timberlands not only provide crucial... more

FWC Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee Film Premiere

FWC Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee Film Premiere

Sunday March 3 was the Tampa premiere of Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, a film by Elam Stoltzfus (view film trailer here). Despite the cold weather, hundreds gathered for an outdoor celebration and film screening in Cotanchobee Park, next to the Tampa Bay... more

A View From the Other Side of the Lens

A View From the Other Side of the Lens

LINC‘s contribution to the Florida Wildlife Corridor vision is via a project called Florida Wildlife Corridor: Critical Linkages. The purpose of this project is to raise awareness for specific parcels identified by the state of Florida as Critical Linkages between existing conservation areas (read report).... more

"LINC Together" Open House in Tallahassee

“LINC Together” Open House in Tallahassee

On Wednesday, January 11th, the Blan McBride family hosted a “LINC Together” Open House in Tallahassee. Over 70 artists and conservationists joined LINC Board President Carlton Ward Jr, Executive Director Peg McPherson, and LINC Affiliate Joe Davenport of Manship Films in a campfire presentation about... more

10 Artists Selected for Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas

10 Artists Selected for Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas

LINC announces the ten commissioned artists selected to participate in the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas. Funded by a generous grant of $25,000 from RBC Capital Markets, the Atlas is being developed in partnership with National Geographic’s Maps Division and will feature place-based works of art.... more

Florida Forever 2012 Calendar

Florida Forever 2012 Calendar

The Legacy Institute for Nature & Culture (LINC) announces its latest conservation photography calendar: Florida Forever. The 2012 calendar is a collaborative work featuring 12 of the state’s leading nature photographers focused on a selection of Florida’s most vulnerable but spectacular landscapes. For more than... more