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Mallory Lykes Dimmitt

of Florida Wildlife Corridor

Mallory Lykes Dimmitt is a seventh generation Floridian whose childhood was partly spent exploring the lands and waters of Central Florida. She pursued her passion for the outdoors into a career, receiving her B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. She was also awarded a Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship at Duke University’s Nicholas School of Environment where she earned a Master’s of Environmental Management.

Some of Mallory’s projects include protecting river corridors and large landscapes in Southwest Colorado and across the Colorado Plateau with The Nature Conservancy, research abroad for the International Water Management Institute and, currently, leading the Florida Wildlife Corridor as Executive Director.

Mallory is passionate about freshwater conservation and the intersection of landscape scale conservation and agriculture.

Big River: the Apalachicola

Two weeks ago the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition paddled the lower Apalachicola River system downstream for five days to Apalachicola Bay at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Winter has been chilly and wet in north Florida, and Week 6 of the Expedition was the coldest we’ve yet experienced, with rain, wind and sub-freezing temperatures across the region. The budding branch-ends…

Swamp Stomping, Animal Sightings, and the Value of Trails

Halfway through the #Glades2Gulf Expedition, explorers offer tips on navigating Florida’s back country, give an update on the species seen so far, and put some numbers to the value of nature trails.

Weathering Rain, Setting a Swamp on Fire

The highlight of our Green Swamp experience, after backpacking and camping in a soaking rain, was participating in a controlled burn with land managers from the Southwest Florida Water Management District.