The purpose of the Northwest
Florida Environmental Conservancy is to bring
a greater public awareness of the remarkable natural history, biodiversity, enigmatic, endemic and rare and endangered species
of the Florida Panhandle and the northern Gulf Coast region. Various local, regional and national conservation organizations have addressed the
remarkable natural history of the northern Gulf Coast on a limited basis. However, there
remains a void in which any organization has been fully dedicated to solely highlighting the incredible importance and significance
of the biodiversity of the northern Gulf Coastal area.
The lack of public knowledge and understanding of this incredible region has raised the awareness
for the need for an organization that is solely dedicated to the conservation and environmental education of the Florida Panhandle
and the adjacent Gulf Coastal areas. Public operations and efforts of NWFLEC began in early January, 2005.