Southwest Region

Southwest buildingThomas Graef, Regional Director
3900 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL 33811-1207
863-648-3200
Wildlife Alert hotline (toll-free): 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922)

Staff

Regional Operations
Thomas Graef, Regional Director
Carla Lambert, Regional Operations Manager
Gary Morse, Regional Public Information Director
Cris Rodriguez, Staff Assistant
Doris Harpis, Customer Service Specialist
Trina Heil, Customer Service Specialist
Rachael Sanchez, Customer Specialist

Division of Law Enforcement
Major Dennis Post, Regional Commander
Jessica Rivera-Gutierrez, Administrative Assistant II

Division of Habitat & Species Conservation
Jeff McGrady, Regional Wildlife Administrator
Mary Small-McCoy, Staff Assistant

Division of Hunting & Game Management
John Weatherholt, Regional Hunter Safety Administrator
Carrie Ream, Staff Assistant

Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management
Bill Pouder, Regional Fisheries Administrator

Facilities and Managed Areas

Office/Facility

County

Town

Regional Office

Polk

Lakeland

Babcock/Webb Field Office

Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Habitat Conservation Scientific Services

Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Charlotte Harbor Field Lab

Charlotte

Port Charlotte

Brooksville HGM Field Office

Hernando

Brooksville

Chassahowitzka WMA
Field Office

Hernando

Brooksville

Chinsegut Nature Center

Hernando

Brooksville

Lake Wales Ridge WEA
Field Office

Highlands

Lake Placid

Kissimmee River PUA Field Office

Highlands

Lorida

Platt Branch Mitigation Park
Field Office

Highlands

Venus

Law Enforcement Field Office

Hillsborough

Tampa

Hilochee WMA Field Office

Lake

Clermont

Law Enforcement Field Office

Lee

Ft. Myers

Stock Enhancement Research Facility

Manatee

Port Manatee

Marine Mammal Pathobiology Lab

Pinellas

St. Petersburg

Tenoroc FMA Office

Polk

Lakeland

Fish Management Area

County

Town

Webb Lake

Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Marl Pits 1, 2 & 3

Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Hardee County Park

Hardee

Fort Green Springs

Lake Istokpoga

Highlands

Lake Placid

Bobby Hicks Park Pond

Hillsborough

Tampa

Gadsden Park Pond

Hillsborough

Tampa

Lake Thonotosassa

Hillsborough

Thonotosassa

Dover District Park Lake

Hillsborough

Dover

Steven J. Wortham Park Lake

Hillsborough

Riverview

Al Lopez Park Lake

Hillsborough

Tampa

Manatee Lake

Manatee

Bradenton

Middle Lake

Pasco

San Antonio

Freedom Lake Park

Pinellas

Pinellas Park

Walsingham Park Lake

Pinellas

Largo

Lake Tarpon

Pinellas

Oldsmar

Largo Central Park Nature Preserve

Pinellas

Largo

Lake Seminole

Pinellas

Seminole

Lake Parker

Polk

Lakeland

Saddle Creek Park

Polk

Lakeland

Lake Crago

Polk

Lakeland

Tenoroc
(Lakes A, B, C, F, G, 2, 3, 4, 5, Butterfly, Fish Hook, Half-Moon, Horseshoe, Hydrilla, Legs, Lost Lake East, Lost Lake West, Tern, Picnic Lake, East Pasture, West Pasture, Cemetery and Derby)

Polk

Lakeland

Mosaic (formerly Cargill Ft. Meade Mine)   (Haul Road Pit, Long Pond [LP2 West])

Polk, Hardee

Ft. Meade

Wildlife Management Area

County

Town

Babcock/Webb

Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Babcock/Webb Yucca Pens Unit

Charlotte, Lee

Punta Gorda

Kissimmee River PUA

Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola, Polk

Okeechobee

Chassahowitzka

Hernando

Brooksville

Croom

Hernando, Sumter

Brooksville

Hickory Hammock

Highlands

Lorida

Lake Wales WEA Ridge - Royce Unit

Highlands

Lake Placid

Hilochee

Lake, Polk

Clermont

Green Swamp

Lake, Polk, Sumter

Lakeland

Green Swamp West

Pasco

Dade City

Upper Hillsborough

Pasco, Polk

Zephyrhills

Arbuckle

Polk

Lake Wales

Kicco

Polk, Osceola

Lake Wales

Lake Marion Creek

Polk, Osceola

Clermont

Walk-in-the-Water

Polk

Lake Wales

Small Game Hunting Area

County

Town

Punta Gorda Water Treatment Facility

Charlotte

Punta Gorda

Royce Unit - Lake Wales Ridge

Highlands

Lake Placid

Kicco

Polk

Lake Wales

Osprey Unit - Hilochee

Polk

Auburndale

Myakka State Forest

Sarasota

Englewood



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