Action Plan Revision Frequently Asked Questions 

The Revision Process

  • Who is responsible for revising Florida's State Wildlife Action Plan?
  • Who decides how often the State Wildlife Action Plan is revised?
  • Why revise the State Wildlife Action Plan?
  • What changes will be made to the document?
  • How will the changes affect the State Wildlife Grants (SWG) Program?
  • Will the habitat category maps change and how?
  • How can I get involved with Action Plan revision?
  • What has Florida accomplished since the initial creation of the Action Plan?

Climate Change

  • Why address Climate Change?
  • How will the Action Plan address climate change impacts on fish and wildlife?
  • What is a vulnerability assessment in relation to climate change?
  • Why the focus on sea level rise in the climate change chapter?

Freshwater Conservation

  • How will the Action Plan revisions affect freshwater habitats?
  • Why develop a statewide basin approach? 
  • How will the priority basins be decided?
  • Will softwater streams and spring and spring runs still be priorities after the basin approach is adopted?

Species of Greatest Conservation Need

  • How often will the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) list be updated?
  • Why were species added or deleted from the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) list?
  • How was the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) list created?
  • How will the Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) list be used?
  • What if I don't agree with criteria, a species identified on the list or a habitat association for a species on the list?


FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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