April 05, 2016
The FWC is seeking volunteers for a cleanup event on Saturday, April 23, the day after Earth Day. This cleanup is an effort to conserve the Ocala Wildlife Management Area habitat and keep it beautiful for public use.
March 23, 2016
For information about previous meetings, and an agenda for this meeting go to https://orangecreekbasin.wordpress.com or contact Ryan Hamm at 352-415-6961.
March 08, 2016
Beachgoers lucky enough to spot horseshoe crabs are asked to note how many they see and whether the horseshoe crabs are mating. In addition, biologists ask observers to provide the date, time, location, habitat type and environmental conditions – such as tides and moon phase – when a sighting occurs.
March 02, 2016
A 10-year plan for the management of Fort White Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing in Gilchrist County on Thursday, March 10. People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Board of County Commissioners meeting facility, 210 S. Main Street, Trenton.
February 27, 2016
In addition to the 2016 Python Challenge™, there are several ways the general public can continue to help the FWC manage nonnatives. People can participate in the FWC’s Python Removal Program, a year-round citizen science program that uses trained individuals to help remove pythons and collect data on pythons on state lands. The public can also help manage invasive species by reporting nonnative fish and wildlife to the FWC’s Invasive Species Hotline at 888-IVE-GOT1 (888-483-4681), by reporting sightings online at IveGot1.org or by downloading the IveGot1 smartphone app.
February 26, 2016
The FWC is working with Collier County and other local governments to determine whether updates are needed to manatee zones that were last reviewed and amended in 1997. The public meeting offers an opportunity for people to ask questions and provide information to FWC staff.
February 19, 2016
Anglers, hunters and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts with impairments will have greater access to the outdoors, thanks to a group of partners who have pledged to donate Action Trackchairs to the FWC. The Trackchairs, which are off-road wheelchairs that allow users to navigate unpaved surfaces such as hiking trails, shooting ranges, lakes and beaches, will be made available through the FWC’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network.
January 19, 2016
Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) need your help evaluating the status of reptiles and amphibians via online submissions.
December 28, 2015
A 10-year plan for the Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA will be presented at a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W.C. Owens Ave., Clewiston.
December 10, 2015
The FWC received reports about the dead birds over Thanksgiving weekend. Many of the birds were too decomposed to determine cause of death, so officials are unsure what happened to the animals.