About the FWC

Eric Sutton - Executive Director
Eric Sutton
Executive Director

Office of the Executive Director

The executive director provides day-to-day administrative leadership for the 2,118.5 full-time and 840+ OPS employees of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The director serves at the pleasure of the Commissioners, and any new appointee the Commissioners select must also be confirmed by the Senate.

Executive Orders


FWC Facts:
The gopher tortoise is the only Florida turtle that digs a burrow. Burrow entrances are shaped just like a tortoise's shell: arched on the top and flat on the bottom (floor).

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