FWC Management Plan Template

Guiding Principles for Management Plans: Must address all levels of action needed for recovery or maintaining recovered status of the species by all partners, not just FWC.

Plans must be able to be implemented.

Executive Summary

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Introduction (Short narrative, summarized from Biological Assessment)

  • Taxonomy
  • Life History and Habitat
  • Distribution and Population Status (a map could be included)
  • Historic and Ongoing Conservation Efforts

Threat Assessment (From Biological Assessment)

  • Reason for Listing/delisting
  • Present & Anticipated threats (can be more detailed than Biological Status Review)

Conservation Goal and Objectives

  • Conservation Goal (overarching, inspirational direction)
  • Conservation Objectives (measurable, time specific results)

Recommended Conservation Actions

  • Strategies to Achieve the Conservation Objectives
  • Proposed Regulations
    • FWC
    • Other
  • Permitting Framework (conditions requiring [or not requiring] permits, expected minimization, acceptable mitigation, etc.)
  • Management Actions (including needs and actions by other agencies)
  • Incentives (include private lands incentives if applicable)
  • Monitoring Plan
  • Education and Outreach
  • Future Research

Implementation Strategy

  • Priority Actions (Example: work with others to get them involved in species protection)
    • FWC
    • Other
  • Required Resources and Other costs associated with implementation
  • Proposed Implementation Schedule (Short-term and long-term)
  • Management Plan Review and Revision

Anticipated Economic, Social & Ecological Impacts

  • Economic Impacts (include potentially affected parties)
  • Social Impacts (include potentially affected parties)
  • Ecological Impacts

Literature Cited


  • Appendix I Definitions (Key words and acronyms)

FWC Facts:
Vessels must be registered and numbered within 30 days of purchase.

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