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Corridor Advocacy Group (CAG)

The Corridor Advocacy Group chose to name the scenic byway after the Florida Black Bear in order to increase support for their conservation, heighten the public’s awareness of the importance of the Florida Black Bear as an umbrella species, and in recognition of the Florida Black Bear as an embodiment of Florida’s vanishing wilderness. In addition, it is hoped that increasing the driver’s awareness of the presence of black bears in the Scenic Byway corridor through the Scenic Highway signage will help reduce the number of accidents caused by automobile and bear collisions.