Cowboys and scientists work together to study sustainability and conservation

When most people think of Florida, images of the state’s beautiful beaches and Disney World likely pop into their minds, but ABC Action News wanted to highlight the work being done within the Florida Wildlife Corridor to preserve and protect the environment for generations to come. The Florida Wildlife Corridor is nearly 18 million acres. More than half of it's protected, but millions of acres do not have conservation status. The corridor is made up of national parks, state forests, waterways and working lands like Buck Island Rach in Highlands County. ABC Action News Anchor Lauren St. Germain and photographer Allison Shaw traveled to the ranch to learn about the work being done to preserve and protect our environment for generations to come.