Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, located in Collier and Lee Counties in southwest Florida, is a 13,000-acre wildlife sanctuary established in 1954. The Sanctuary contains representatives of South Florida's major upland and freshwater wetland ecosystems. Relatively stable communities have evolved here in response to natural regimes of fire, water, soil, and climate.
Natural resource management is a priority at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; management efforts are directed by data gathered from sound scientific research. The resource management program focuses on five principal components: fire, invasive species, hydrology, wildlife & plants, and human access.
Support is sought from the academic world and others to conduct research on resource management and other environmental issues. Furthermore, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is an ideal location for research to be conducted because natural conditions are pristine and land use is not changing rapidly. Scientists approach the Sanctuary each year with an interest in conducting research. If you are interested in conducting scientific studies in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, please click here.