Where Conservation and Adventure Meet
From backcountry wildlife rehabilitation to spearfishing for invasive species, adventure lives at the intersection of conservation and recreation in Florida
If you know where to look, Florida is the ideal spot to combine conservation and adventure. Which is exactly what former professional hockey player turned adventurer Brooks Laich and his dog Koda did this past fall. First, they off-roaded into a remote wildlife area to rehabilitate some endangered and native animals. Then, they headed to the Keys to go scuba spearfishing for Lionfish, the exotic invasive species that has been decimating the reefs—and can only be hunted individually by spear underwater.
The point is this: adventure is what you make it—and sometimes it hides in plain sight. Want more? We teamed up with Land Rover Defender to highlight the country's most inventive adventures. See them all on our microsite, The New Rules of Adventure.