2012-2017 Action Plan Implementation Goals

Action Plan Implementation Goals: 2012-2017

  • Action Plan Monitoring and Adaptation: Action plan revision, species and habitat monitoring efforts, and climate adaptation
  • Marine: Improve coral reef restoration
  • Freshwater: Restoration and management of the high ranking basins
  • Terrestrial: Upland habitat conservation and restoration using fire as a management tool
  • Data Gaps: Acquiring information necessary to conserve Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN)


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After the completion of the State Wildlife Action Plan (Action Plan) in 2005, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) worked with partners to set goals for implementing the Action Plan at 5-year intervals. From 2006 to 2011 the FWC and partners made significant progress on implementing these goals (see Florida’s First Five Years of Action Plan Implementation).

During 2011, the FWC coordinated with partners to develop revised implementation goals for2012-2017 to align with priorities identified in the 2012 revised Action Plan. At a minimum, these goals will direct the use of FWC resources including State Wildlife Grant (SWG) funding. Ideally these goals will guide conservation efforts outside the realm of SWG, provide opportunities for partners to work together and help leverage resources to conserve Florida's fish and wildlife.

By updating the goals we can engage in new priorities and work with partners in new ways to improve fish and wildlife communities and their habitats. The new goals also help us to focus limited resources in areas of most need identified by the Action Plan to achieve larger, more concentrated conservation accomplishments. The ultimate goal is to conserve our native wildlife and habitats through non-regulatory, voluntary, incentive-based actions and partnerships. Partnerships are critical to successful implementation of the Action Plan because this effort is much larger than any one agency or organization can accomplish alone. We encourage your participation in implementing these goals and look forward to working with you.

Please visit the five 2012-2017 Goal Web pages to learn more.To view the 2006-2011 Goals, please visit the Archive.


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