On January 17, 2012, conservation photographer Carlton Ward Jr. kicked off a 1000 mile expedition over a 100 day period to increase public awareness and generate support for the Florida Wildlife Corridor project. Prior to taking the first step on his 1000-mile journey, Carlton documented the route from the air in a Tripods in the Sky mission with LightHawk. The critical aerial reconnaissance produced stunning photographs, illustrating the wealth of this Wildlife Corridor.
Bear biologist Joe Guthrie and conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt joined iLCP Fellow photographer, Carlton Ward Jr. in this trek from the Everglades National Park toward Okefenokee National Forest in southern Georgia. The trio are traversing the wildlife habitats, watersheds and participating working farms and ranches, which comprise the Florida Wildlife Corridor opportunity area.
The team is documenting 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.