Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition 2015
From the Everglades headwaters to Gulf Islands
Meet the Expedition Team:
Mallory Lykes Dimmitt | Conservationist
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 strategic planning and organizational development for the Florida Wildlife Corridor.
Joe Guthrie | Wildlife Biologist
Joe Guthrie is a wildlife biologist based in St. Petersburg. He works as a consultant for the National Wildlife Refuge Association. Joe is a graduate of Centre College with a bachelor’s degree in English, as well as a Master’s of Science in Forestry from the University of Kentucky.
Joe’s graduate school research on Florida black bears in South Central Florida provided the inspiration for the 2012 Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, and was a key factor in the establishment of Everglades Headwaters National Wildlife Refuge. His work with NWRA focuses on expanding the National Wildlife Refuge System throughout the Gulf Region, including the Florida Everglades.
Carlton Ward Jr | Conservation Photographer
Carlton Ward Jr is a conservation photographer and eighth generation Floridian focused on Florida's living heritage. His work has been published in Audubon, Smithsonian, Geo, Nature Conservancy and National Geographic Magazines and regularly in the Tampa Bay Times, where he was a photo intern in 2001. His books include The Edge of Africa (2003), Florida Cowboys (2009) and Florida Wildlife Corridor: Everglades to Okefenokee (2013).
Carlton has a Master’s in Ecology from the University of Florida and wrote the first thesis on the field of Conservation Photography. He is a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP), National Geographic Explorer and Fellow of the Explorers Club. He founded the Florida Wildlife Corridor campaign in 2010.