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FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

December 07, 2016 

The FWC is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 20,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee in a marsh area south of the Kissimmee River and north of the Indian Prairie (C-40) Canal. 

FWC releases videos to educate Floridians on how best to avoid conflicts with bears

December 01, 2016 

The new videos are being added to the existing “Living with Florida Black Bears” series and the FWC plans to release more bear-related videos in the coming months. The short videos help meet the information needs of a busy public.  

St. Johns River to get improved manatee protection signs

November 30, 2016 

The FWC will begin work to install waterway markers for state-adopted manatee protection zones in the St. Johns River within Putnam, Lake and Volusia counties. The work will begin mid-January and should be completed in four to six weeks.  

Learn about landowner-led prescribed burn associations at FWC workshops

November 23, 2016 

Prescribed burn associations can partner with natural resource professionals, such as Landowner Assistance Program staff and university extension faculty, to receive technical assistance and training.  

FWC gives preliminary approval to changes in Collier County manatee zones

November 17, 2016 

The FWC’s recommendations for changes to Collier County’s manatee zones are based on recent data collected from manatee surveys, deaths and habitat use, as well as boat use data in area waters. 

FWC approves historic plan to conserve imperiled species

November 17, 2016 

At its meeting in St. Petersburg, the FWC approved the Imperiled Species Management Plan, a capstone on five years of work developing the plan, and over a decade of revising the listing process. 

FWC crowns Lionfish King; celebrates removal of more than 111,000 lionfish

November 17, 2016 

The FWC, at the Nov. 17 meeting in St. Petersburg, presented a custom-made, mounted metal lionfish trophy to the FWC’s first-ever Lionfish King, David Garrett. 

FWC approves unprecedented effort to protect vulnerable Florida wildlife

November 16, 2016 

At its November meeting, the FWC approved a proposal to designate 13 new Critical Wildlife Areas and improve five existing CWAs. 

FWC to receive funding for shorebird, sea turtle and Gulf fisheries conservation due to oil spill

November 15, 2016 

The FWC will receive over $19 million to continue current conservation programs related to shorebirds, Gulf of Mexico fisheries and sea turtle stranding response. 

FWC collects evidence of a female panther north of Caloosahatchee River

November 14, 2016 

The FWC Panther Team has collected strong evidence a female Florida panther has finally crossed the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida.  

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