Elizabeth Fleming

Senior Florida Representative
Elizabeth works to conserve core and connective habitat for wide-ranging species, and advocates for incorporating wildlife conservation into transportation and land-use planning. She has served as a member of the Florida Panther Recovery Team, Florida Panther Outreach Team, Florida Manatee Recovery Team and Florida Manatee Conflict Resolution Forum.

Posts By: Elizabeth Fleming

Florida panther, © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

A Long-Range Plan for Florida Lands »

With an incredible 20 million people already living there, Florida is one of the fastest-developing states in the country. Working on the HCP is a great opportunity to make sure new development doesn’t lead to the loss of important habitat, and to set an example for other landowners throughout the southeast.

Florida panther, © Larry W. Richardson/USFWS

Creating Safe Passage for Panthers »

For Florida panthers to survive, the growing population must move north. But in that direction lies a landscape criss-crossed with miles of roads. And as far too many of these endangered panthers have learned over the years, they are no match for a speeding car.

Florida manatee, © Tracy Colson/USFWS

Hands Off Our Manatees »

Manatees depend on warm water habitat in the winter, so they gather in warm springs like Three Sisters Springs in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. But too much commotion can drive them back out into the cold waters and away from the warmer areas they need.