In many parts of the state, FWC directly manages little coastal habitat. That makes partnering with sister agencies and others vital. The entities below are some key coastal land managers in Florida. Identifying and facilitating research on coastal habitat value for wildlife is another key CWCI strategy.
Critical Wildlife Areas
Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Apalachicola Bay Reserve
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Florida State Parks-Beaches
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program
National Wildlife Refuge System
Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas
Action Plan for Marine and Estuarine Resources of the Big Bend Region
Statewide Habitat Monitoring and Reporting System
Plans for a Safe Harbor Equivalent Program for State Listed Species
Value of Tidal Streams, Creeks and Backwaters for Nekton in the Tampa Bay Watershed
FWC Facts:Our bass fisheries provide significant value to our state. Ensuring healthy lakes and rivers benefits many species of fish and wildlife as well as trophy fisheries.
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