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Amazing Creatures

Discover the remarkable animals that call longleaf pine flatwoods and sandhills their home.



Soil scientists Craig Prink and Martin Figueroa are sampling the soils underwater in the Everglades and developing new methods to get the job done. The findings go beyond identifying soil: the results can help guide the restoration of an ecosystem.

A Way Home

Learn how a local nonprofit has teamed with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation groups to create a greenway that protects the Florida black bear and other imperiled species.

Restoring a Species

In the last 50 years, annual quail populations are down 85 percent in the United States. Learn how a former private hunting plantation in Florida is leading the way to bring them back. 

Preserving Old Florida

The Lightsey family has been running cattle in central Florida since the 1850s, but development encroaches on their legacy. Learn how Cary Lightsey and his brother Layne have put 90 percent of their land into conservation easements to protect it. 


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