Friday, September 18, 2020

Florida Ecological Greenways Network Updated

The Florida panther and Florida black bear are two far-ranging animals that require intact wildlife corridors and natural landscapes to survive. The Florida Ecological Greenways Network helps to identify those resources and plan for future connectivity throughout the state.

The new FEGN was completed in July 2013 and approved by the Florida Greenways and Trails Council in Dec. 2013. Major changes in the new version of the FEGN include more emphasis on landscape and wildlife corridor conservation in south-central Florida, inclusion of intact landscapes from the coast to inland areas in anticipation of sea level rise, and consolidation of the former eight FEGN priority levels to six.

For detailed information and to get a closer look at the updates, visit OGT’s Florida Greenways and Trails System webpage.

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