Below is a tentative timeline for Phase 1 of the State Wildlife Action Plan revisions. Firmer dates will be posted as events approach.

Summer - Fall 2010

  • Develop scientifically rigorous criteria for the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) List, and revise the list accordingly
  • Partners will have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the criteria and draft SGCN list

August 2010: State Wildlife Action Plan revisions kickoff event(s) with stakeholders and partners

Summer 2010 - Spring 2011: Revise the introductory chapters and add information on Action Plan implementation during the first five years

Fall 2010 - Summer 2011

  • Working with several partners having freshwater expertise, develop a new approach to implementing the Action Plan in freshwater habitats.
  • Working with partners, develop a new climate change chapter, focusing for now on one potential impact: sea level rise
  • Targeted partner review and feedback on the revised SGCN list

Summer 2011

  • First draft of the revised State Wildlife Action Plan complete
  • Kickoff event for stakeholders, partners and members of the public at the beginning of the comment period

Comment period tentatively planned for August 2011

October 2011: the revised State Wildlife Action Plan will be submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approval

FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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