Florida Stewards highlights the people working to protect the wildlife and wildlands of Florida's heartland. These are the men and women who take to the wild places with well-worn boots, sweaty brows, and dirty hands. These are the biologists, land managers, artists, and others who work to understand, protect, and live with Florida’s natural wonders. Let’s celebrate them, support them, and learn from their examples. Or better still, let’s join them and live each day as Florida Stewards.
Private cattle ranches are important for the health of Florida's wildlife and for the ecosystem services they provide us. Agro-ecology researchers work to understand the environmental trade-offs inherent in ranching, while promoting the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of working ranches.
Artists, Archaeologists, and other Allies
Ecological studies and land management may be the direct actions needed to fulfill the physical needs of wildlife, but successful conservation is interdisciplinary. Artists, archaeologists, and others help us understand our story, the story of people and our place in the landscape.