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New Critical Wildlife Area in-water markers to be installed in Lee County

February 01, 2018 

The FWC will soon be installing in-water markers around five new Critical Wildlife Areas in Lee County: Hemp Key CWA; Broken Islands CWA; Matanzas Pass Island CWA; Big Carlos Pass CWA; and Coconut Point East CWA. 

FWC to meet Feb. 7-8 near Tallahassee

January 31, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 7-8 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333.  

Everglades-area WMAs open to public

December 21, 2017 

The FWC). has rescinded executive orders that established special restrictions on portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor and Holey Land Wildlife Management Areas. Rotenberger WMA will remain closed because of continued high-water levels. 

Construction to repair Hickory Mound Impoundment begins in January

December 21, 2017 

Beginning Jan. 2, 2018, public access will be temporarily closed on select roads and dikes of the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area’s Hickory Mound Unit due to construction to repair the Hickory Mound Impoundment area. 

Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area explore the outdoors event rescheduled to Jan. 27

December 07, 2017 

On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Tosohatchee WMA will host a day of fun and exploration celebrating Florida’s 75-year history of conserving native species and habitats on its wildlife management areas.  

FWC Commissioners elect new chairman, vice chairman

December 07, 2017 

At its meeting Dec. 7 in Gainesville, the Florida FWC elected Bo Rivard, of Panama City, to serve as chairman and Robert Spottswood, of Key West, as vice chairman.  

FWC appoints Eric Sutton as executive director

December 07, 2017 

The FWC Commission voted to appoint Eric Sutton, assistant executive director, to the position of executive director, effective Dec. 8. Nick Wiley, current executive director, retires later this month. 

Public invited to Tosohatchee WMA to have fun, explore Florida’s 75-year legacy of conserving wildlife

November 29, 2017 

The FWC invites the public to enjoy this free, family-friendly Tosohatchee WMA event, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley accepts position with Ducks Unlimited, continuing life’s work in conservation

November 27, 2017 

The FWC congratulates Executive Director Nick Wiley on his new position as Chief Conservation Officer of Ducks Unlimited. He’ll begin his new role in January 2018. 

Florida manatees on the move, public stewardship on the water makes a difference

November 01, 2017 

With the arrival of Manatee Awareness Month, people again are slowing down and looking out for these large aquatic mammals in waterways throughout the state.  

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