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FWC awards BearWise funding to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts

November 17, 2017 

BearWise funding will help communities purchase and provide bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment to their residents at a discounted cost.  

Gov. Scott & FWC: Green sea turtle nest numbers hit record

November 17, 2017 

FWC staff documented approximately 39,000 green sea turtle nests, based on 27 Florida index beaches used to assess nesting trends. 

FWC holds public meetings on proposed conservation measures, permitting guidelines for burrowing owls

November 07, 2017 

FWC staff will briefly present the protections that apply to burrowing owls, the draft Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines, and anticipated next steps for this species.  

FWC Chairman Brian Yablonski to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

November 06, 2017 

The FWC congratulates Chairman Brian Yablonski on his new position as Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center, a national conservation research institute. 

Florida manatees on the move, public stewardship on the water makes a difference

November 01, 2017 

With the arrival of Manatee Awareness Month, people again are slowing down and looking out for these large aquatic mammals in waterways throughout the state.  

FWC hosts public python workshops in south Florida

October 30, 2017 

In partnership with Everglades National Park, the FWC is developing an Interagency Python Management Plan to identify goals and strategies for land managers to help control invasive Burmese pythons.  

10 communities apply for BearWise funding

October 25, 2017 

The FWC will evaluate the applications, prioritizing the communities with BearWise ordinances requiring residents and businesses to keep garbage secure from bears.  

Help plan the future of the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex

October 17, 2017 

A 10-year plan for the Lake Tohopekaliga Islands Complex will be presented 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioner Chambers in Kissimmee.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 14 in Fort Walton Beach

October 09, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

Orange Lake management activities update presentation to be held Oct. 17

October 04, 2017 

A public meeting to present an update on management activities performed at Orange Lake under last year’s work plan and to discuss the draft work plan for the upcoming year is scheduled for Oct. 17. 

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FWC Facts:
Adult white-tailed deer in Florida average 125 lbs. for bucks, 95 lbs. for does. The Key deer subspecies is noticeably smaller, averaging just 27 in. tall and 55-70 lbs.

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