Everglades Conservation Atlas
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 partnership with National Geographic’s Maps Division,... more
Charlotte Lykes Jorgensen on the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Everglades National Park

Charlotte Lykes Jorgensen on the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park, a World Heritage Site, is the third largest national park in the lower 48 states. Visited by an average of one million people every year, it is a popular birdwatching destination and plays host to over 350 different species of birds. Charlotte Jorgensen painted a portrait of... more
Margaret Tolbert on the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Fakahatchee Strand

Margaret Tolbert on the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Fakahatchee Strand

A strand is a beach-type geologic formation that provides a shoreline; and Fakahatchee Strand serves as a unique linear thread of forested swampland. Oriented from north to south, the strand is approximately twenty miles long and five miles wide. Fakahatchee Strand hosts a diverse variety of ecosystems, from wet swamp... more
Clyde Butcher on the Greater Everglades Atlas: Lake Kissimmee

Clyde Butcher on the Greater Everglades Atlas: Lake Kissimmee

The Kissimmee Chain of Lakes consists of over two dozen lakes, their tributary streams, and the Kissimmee River. Together they form the headwaters of the Greater Everglades Watershed. In the Northern Glades Lake Kissimmee region, Butcher captures the unique beauty of a wilderness that will require committed protection efforts now... more
Vevie Lykes Dimmitt on the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Lykes Ranch

Vevie Lykes Dimmitt on the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Lykes Ranch

Florida has the longest history of ranching of any state in the country, and most of it takes place in the Everglades watershed. Ranches play a critical role in connecting our remaining open spaces. Vevie Lykes Dimmitt painted this image of cowgirls on her family’s land in Brighton, Florida. The... more
Mollie Doctrow on the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Lake Wales Ridge

Mollie Doctrow on the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Lake Wales Ridge

The Lake Wales Ridge National Wildlife Refuge is the first of its kind to be designated specifically to protect plants. Mollie Doctrow’s shrine trail is accessible from South Florida Community College and Archbold Biological Station. In her woodcut art work, she had long been thinking about how to bring the... more
Megan Kissinger on the Greater Everglades Art Atlas: Caloosahatchee River

Megan Kissinger on the Greater Everglades Art Atlas: Caloosahatchee River

The Caloosahatchee River, in southwest Florida, is a critical source of water for the Everglades. Though dredged and channelized in the past, recent efforts have been made to restore historic the river’s historic flow. Megan Kissinger painted where sky, oaks, water and osprey meet on an oxbow from Caloosahatchee Regional... more
Elizabeth Smith on Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Rookery Bay

Elizabeth Smith on Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Rookery Bay

At Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve, an elevated boardwalk takes visitors through the 12,700-acre reserve’s oak scrub, pine flatwoods, wet hammock, fringe marsh, brackish pond, and mangrove fringe. Elizabeth Smith describes how such experiences are essential. She says, “if people have a connection, an emotional response, they will then want... more
Jerry Cutler explores the mangroves for the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: West Lake

Jerry Cutler explores the mangroves for the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: West Lake

Jerry Cutler describes the process of getting to know the Everglades, and learning to change focus to see more. At the southern tip of Everglades National Park, the West Lake area provides excellent habitat for white, red, and black mangrove trees. After sketching mangroves over time, Jerry Cutler painted a... more
Carol McArdle on Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Big Cypress

Carol McArdle on Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas: Big Cypress

Big Cypress National Preserve, founded in October of 1974, was one of the first national preserves established in the United States National Park System. Its unique geography includes vast wet prairies, cypress strands, and dense mangroves. Carol McArdle started her piece on site at Loop Road in the Preserve. Read... more
Christopher Still on the Everglades Conservation Atlas

Christopher Still on the Everglades Conservation Atlas

Join Christopher Still as he describes his Florida work and what will be captured as he paints Cape Sable as part of the Greater Everglades Conservation Atlas. Cape Sable is the southern-most point of the continental United States, and its white sand beaches and dense mangrove strands are a part... 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 the Florida Wildlife Corridor launching... 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. This publicly accessible map will... more