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 External Website

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program External Website

National Wildlife Refuge System External Website

Office of Coastal and Aquatic Managed Areas External Website


State Wildlife Grant Funded Projects

Action Plan for Marine and Estuarine Resources of the Big Bend Region Adobe PDF

Statewide Habitat Monitoring and Reporting System Adobe PDF

Plans for a Safe Harbor Equivalent Program for State Listed Species Adobe PDF

Value of Tidal Streams, Creeks and Backwaters for Nekton in the Tampa Bay WatershedAdobe PDF



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Prescribed burns help prevent more serious wildfires and are good for wildlife such as white-tailed deer.

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