Conservation

Conservation is at the heart of Corkscrew's mission. For over a century, Audubon has worked to protect and restore the America's Everglades. Famous for its abundance of bird life, the Everglades has faced many challenges. From the murder of Audubon Warden Guy Bradley by plume hunters as he fought to protect some of the Everglades' iconic species, to the nearly devastating changes from the Twentieth Century efforts to ditch, dike, and drain the watershed for development and agriculture, Audubon has led an unprecedented ecological intervention. And the staff at Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary are at the forefront of this mission.

Land managers, field biologists, hydrologists, citizen scientists, students, and volunteers work thousands of hours each year in the Corkscrew backcountry to help us understand this vital ecosystem. These dedicated individuals work throughout the ecosystem to ensure that sound science underpins plans for Everglades restoration.

Learn more about Corkscrew's conservation goals in the links below. 

Everglades Science
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Everglades Science

Providing the sound science needed to drive conservation and restoration.

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Habitat Stewardship
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Habitat Stewardship

Five principle components: fire, invasive species, hydrology, wildlife & plants, and human access.

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Natural History
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Natural History

Explore the varied habitats, wildlife, and plants of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Western Everglades.

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Conservation Policy & Advocacy
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Conservation Policy & Advocacy

How Everglades Science conducted at Corkscrew guides Audubon Florida's policy work.

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Education
Education

Education

Corkscrew is an unmatched outdoor classroom.

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Conservation Internship
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Conservation Internship

Gaining experience while making a difference.

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Volunteering
Get Involved

Volunteering

Volunteers play a vital role in research, education and center operations. 

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Corkscrew Watershed Science Forum
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Corkscrew Watershed Science Forum

Event Date: Friday, February 23, 2018. Partnering with our Federal, State, County and other neighbors to share the latest science on the ecology of our watershed.

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Pretty in Pink
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Pretty in Pink

Wild Flamingos Return to Florida

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Birds at Corkscrew

How you can help, right now