As a science and outdoors writer, I’ve been working on a book on wildlife corridors for some time. A frequent visitor to Montana, I first became interested in the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (y2y.net), an ambitious effort to reestablish a northern Rocky Mountain wildlife migration corridor. With a little research, I found similar efforts across North America. Above, for example, I look across the Columbia Highlands linking the Rockies with the Cascades from the summit of Salmo Mountain in Washington state. My interests have since broadened to encompass many of the proposed corridors, which then led to starting a book.

Yet, as I continue to write about wildlife corridors, I find that completing such a book will take some time for exploration, research, and writing, while the completed chapters sit, without being available. And so, this website, which may eventually evolve into a traditionally published book.

I begin with the Colorado Plateau, Paseo Pantera (Path of the Panther), Algonquin to Adirondacks, and Okefenokee to Okeechobee. For each installment, an ebook of much longer text and complete references can be downloaded from amazon.com. Additional installments will be published as completed.

I hope you enjoy and find the corridor descriptions useful. Let me know what you think by leaving a reply below.

Russ Manning


A multitude of organizations and individuals are working to reestablish North America’s wildlife corridors. Their work gives us hope for the future.

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  1. Hi Russ. I lead a public-private partnership centered on conservation of the Ocala to Osceola (O2O) Wildlife Corridor, which is a segment of your Okenokee to Okeechobee corridor that you describe on your website. Do you have more information about the Oke-to Okee corridor? Do you have a map? Is is part of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, which is a network of connected landscapes throughout Florida? I’d like to learn more about your work and proposed corridor. Thanks! Susan

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    1. Hi Susan, as you know your Ocala to Osceola corridor is basically traced by the Florida Trail (see the map https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd540780.pdf) as well as the the eastern branch of the route designated by the organization Florida Wildlife Corridor (http://floridawildlifecorridor.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ExpeditionMap-med4web.jpg). You might want to contact the Florida Wildlife Corridor group and coordinate your efforts on the Ocala to Osceola (floridawildlifecorridor.org). Does your partnership have a website? Would like to include when I update this website page.

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