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Help plan the future of Watermelon Pond Wildlife and Environmental Area

February 14, 2018 

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

FWC recognizes landowner George C. Owens for outstanding stewardship efforts

February 07, 2018 

The FWC named Washington County landowner George C. Owens as the 2017 Florida Land Steward of the Year for managing his property with exemplary land stewardship through his innovative use of silvipasture practices.  

FWC approves guidelines for conserving 8 imperiled species

February 07, 2018 

The species guidelines are designed to be a tool for landowners, consultants, agency partners and other interested parties on how to conserve these eight imperiled species. 

New Critical Wildlife Area signs go up in Franklin County

February 01, 2018 

The FWC installed signs around two new Critical Wildlife Areas in Franklin County; Lanark Reef CWA and Flag Island CWA.  

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 monitoring sea turtles, manatees during cold weather

January 03, 2018 

FWC staff, partners and volunteers are monitoring the status of marine species affected most by the cold, and are prepared in case rescues are needed. 

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 has rescinded executive orders that established special restrictions on portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor and Holey Land Wildlife Management Areas.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. 

FWC endorses national strategy aimed at conserving fish, wildlife

December 18, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in July endorsed an ambitious national strategy, presented by The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources, to conserve fish and wildlife, keep thousands of U.S. species from becoming endangered, and leave a legacy of healthy wildlife populations for future generations. 

Seeing northern bobwhite quail on your land? Report sightings to help conservation efforts

December 14, 2017 

The information collected will be useful to biologists in the FWC’s Landowner Assistance Program, who collaborate with private landowners on the restoration of bobwhite quail habitat.  

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.  

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