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Critical Wildlife Area workshop for Dot-Dash-Dit Islands in Manatee County rescheduled to Aug. 11

July 20, 2016 

The public workshop regarding a proposed CWA for Dot-Dash-Dit Islands in Manatee County has been rescheduled to Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The original posted date was July 21.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 18, 2016 

CWAs are established by the FWC under a Florida Administrative Code rule to protect important wildlife concentrations from human disturbance during critical periods of their life cycles, such as breeding, feeding or migration.  

FWC requests public input on venomous reptile rules

July 15, 2016 

In order to effectively receive information and direction from the public, the agency has developed an online survey on SurveyMonkey.com, and will be accepting survey responses and recommendations through July 27, 2016. 

City of St. Augustine partners with FWC to protect nesting shorebirds

July 13, 2016 

The City of St. Augustine is partnering with the FWC to help protect nesting shorebirds. Partnerships like this are essential in helping protect imperiled species in Florida. 

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 11, 2016 

The FWC is holding public workshops to share information about and solicit comments on the proposal to designate new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs throughout the state.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 07, 2016 

The workshop for Nassau Sound Bird Islands will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 14 at the Peck Center Auditorium in Fernandina Beach.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 01, 2016 

In Franklin County the FWC is considering designating two new CWAs: Flagg Island and Lanark Reef. The FWC is also considering modifications to the St. George Causeway CWA.  

FWC thanks Lake County Commission for passing ordinance to help reduce bear conflicts

June 23, 2016 

The FWC commended the Lake County Commission for taking proactive Bear Wise steps to reduce bear conflicts in Lake County communities.  

FWC goes big to conserve Florida wildlife

April 25, 2016 

The FWC is initiating a statewide effort to conserve Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife. Staff are working to compile a package of potential new Critical Wildlife Areas for discussion at the June Commission meeting. 

The Hunter Conservationist Paradox

October 30, 2015 

Hunter conservationists are underwriting and supporting politically a large part of wildlife conservation in Florida and the nation. Enjoying wildlife and its habitat is free to all, but the programs providing habitat conservation are not. Florida hunters specifically pay for managing wildlife through the licenses and permits they buy.  

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