ABOUT THE EXPEDITION
On January 17, 2012, we kicked off a 1000 mile expedition over a 100 day period to increase public awareness and generate support for the Florida Wildlife Corridor project.
Bear biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and
photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr trekked from the Everglades National Park toward Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia. The trio traversed the wildlife habitats, watersheds and participating working farms and ranches, which comprise the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity area.
The team documented the corridor through photography, video streams, radio reports, daily updates on social media and digital networks, and a host of activities for reporters, landowners, celebrities, conservationists, politicians and other guests. Award-winning cinematographer Elam Stoltzfus documented the expedition to produce a film about the journey and the Florida Wildlife Corridor.
Share the Experience: Own the Documentary DVD or Book
You can now experience the lessons learned on the expedition from the comfort of your own home. You will learn about wide-ranging wildlife like the Florida black bear and Florida panther and meet the gladesmen, cowboys and other heroes who work to protect the corridor for us all.
The DVD features a collection of stories and experiences woven together in a documentary format. It includes extra video stories and a music video. Produced by Elam Stoltzfus, featured on PBS TV.
The Book, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, Everglades to Okeefenokee: 1000 Miles in 100 Days, shares stunning photographs by Carlton Ward Jr and essays by fellow explorers to bring the story to life in vivid detail. Travel with them to discover the rivers, swamps, prairies, springs and forests, cattle ranchers and timberlands.