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FWC to meet Dec. 12-13 in St. Augustine

December 05, 2018 

The FWC will meet Dec. 12-13 at World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida 32092. Both days are open to the public. 

Make a difference! Create wildlife habitat in your backyard

November 15, 2018 

Your backyard can be a gathering place for birds, butterflies, frogs, flying squirrels and more. Attract native species by offering food, water, cover and space for them to raise their young, and your yard will be transformed into a welcoming habitat for wildlife. 

Look out, slow down for Florida’s migrating manatees

November 13, 2018 

Boaters who look out for migrating manatees and follow posted manatee protection zones contribute to the conservation of this threatened species. They are reducing the chance of manatee injuries and disturbance, while enjoying their time on the water. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Okeechobee

November 02, 2018 

There will be an aerial treatment of up to 5,000 acres of invasive water lettuce in the southeastern portion of the lake. The purpose of this treatment is to improve fish and wildlife habitat. 

PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

November 01, 2018 

FWC and Florida DEP leadership highlighted continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities, at a media availability at FWRI.  

PHOTO RELEASE: FWC, partners discuss enhanced support for continued red tide response

October 31, 2018 

FWC and Florida Department of Environmental Protection leadership met with county partners to discuss continued red tide response, including enhanced testing efforts, technology and equipment to support impacted communities. 

Help plan the future of Andrews Wildlife Management Area

October 26, 2018 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed Andrews WMA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

October 08, 2018 

Invasive species are animals not native to Florida that cause economic or environmental harm or pose a threat to human safety. More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.  

Public invited to discuss Orange Lake management activities at upcoming meeting

October 01, 2018 

FWC staff will provide brief updates on lake conditions, recent management activities, and habitat management actions planned for the next nine months.  

FWC: Bears more active this time of year

October 01, 2018 

To be prepared for winter, bears require around 20,000 calories a day and will eat anything that’s convenient. Getting food from a garbage can often provide bears with more calories in a shorter amount of time than foraging in the woods.  

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Like all North American terns, the least tern has long, pointed wings and a deeply forked tail. It is the smallest of Florida's terns.

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