fStop's Crossings and Corridors Project
fStop’s role in this project is to establish a network of cameras in specific roadway culverts and underpasses so we can create the necessary image and video content to help make these future crossings a reality. We are also installing cameras in established and functioning wildlife crossings to show how these benefit wildlife in Florida.
FDOT brings to the table the desire and the ability to incorporate future wildlife crossings into road expansions that are projected to happen in the coming years. They also share its growing GIS Wildlife Crossing website showcasing wildlife utilizing existing crossings.
The FLWC works toward the goal of securing protections for the remaining 7 million acres of the 17 million acre Florida Wildlife Corridor through strategic partnerships such as ours. Wildlife crossings without habitat protections can soon become monuments to missed opportunity and reminders of what we’ve lost.
“There has never been a greater need to protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor and to grow the network of functioning wildlife crossings.”
Executive Director, Florida Wildlife Corridor
As Florida continues to grow with an inflow of approximately 900 people a day, there is great pressure to expand existing road infrastructure to accommodate this growth. There is also an increasing need to create housing and develop businesses that can absorb the growth. If we wish to protect our wildlife, we must protect the corridors that sustain them. There has never been a greater need to protect the Florida Wildlife Corridor and to grow the network of functioning wildlife crossings.