Florida's State Wildlife Action Plan (Action Plan) was developed during 2004-2005 as part of a nation-wide effort by all 56 states and U.S. territories. Learn more about the history of Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative and the Action Plan below.
The Action Plan was revised during 2010-2011, and was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The revised 2012 Action Plan will largely replace the 2005 edition, but there are several important elements of the original Action Plan that are not included in the revised version. Therefore, we will continue to make the original Action Plan available here.
During 2011, the Legacy Initiative also revised the Action Plan implementation goals. Significant progress was made on meeting the goals for 2006-2011. Information on work accomplished towards these goals by the FWC and many partners may be found in the documents and links below.
Learn more about the Development of Florida’s State Wildlife Action Plan.
Learn more about the 2012 State Wildlife Action Plan Revisions.
During 2006-2011 the Initiative worked with more than 100 partners to secure $33 million in funding and matching contributions to undertake approximately 150 conservation projects on both public and private lands and waters. More information about these projects may be found at the following links:
State Wildlife Grant Projects Database
History of Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative and the State Wildlife Action Plan
Florida's State Wildlife Action Plan (Action Plan) was developed during 2004-2005 as part of a nation-wide effort by all 56 states and U.S. territories. Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative (Initiative) involved state, federal and local agencies, universities and education centers, conservation organizations, recreation groups, businesses, and the public in Action Plan development. More than 500 natural resource experts and individuals contributed to questionnaires and participated in workshops and conferences, resulting in over 5,000 comments on two draft documents. Completed in September 2005, the Action Plan was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in December 2005.
In 2006, the Initiative worked with partners to identify 5 implementation goals to guide our efforts during 2006-2011. These goals were based on the statewide actions and the 18 priority habitats in the Florida's Strategic Vision chapter of the Action Plan. Since the Action Plan is a document owned by the conservation community of Florida and not just FWC, we identified goals that are shared among FWC and our partners.