The Florida Ecological Greenways Network

Principal Investigator: Tom Hoctor, University of Florida Center for Landscape Conservation Planning

The goal of the Florida Ecological Greenways Network (FEGN) database is to identify and prioritize a functionally connected statewide ecological network of public and private conservation lands. The FEGN guides the Florida Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) ecological greenway conservation efforts, and promotes public awareness of the need for and benefits of a statewide ecological greenways network. It is also the primary data layer used to inform the Florida Forever and other state and regional land acquisition programs regarding the most important ecological corridors and intact landscapes across the state. 


One of the goals of the state greenways plan is to update the FEGN base boundary and priorities approximately every five years or so.  The most recent update to the FEGN was completed in 2016. Primary goals included to address potential sea level rise impacts on FEGN priorities, elevate the priority of FEGN corridors that could functionally link Florida conservation lands to other states, consolidate FEGN priority levels from eight priority levels down to six, and to conduct boundary edits and data updates throughout the state.

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