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FWC receives 19 proposals from local governments for bear-conflict reduction funding

October 18, 2016 

The FWC is now moving forward with the process to allocate “BearWise” funding to communities and local governments in bear range.  

New law for lobster harvest aims to deter poachers

October 17, 2016 

Measuring devices are required, and lobsters harvested while diving must be measured while they are in the water. If its carapace length is not larger than 3 inches, the lobster must be left in the water.  

Orange Lake plant treatments scheduled

October 14, 2016 

The FWC is planning to conduct aquatic plant control treatments via helicopter on Orange Lake in Alachua County, during the week of Oct. 17-21, weather permitting.  

FWC continues plant treatments to create open water on Lake Miccosukee

October 14, 2016 

Habitat enhancement on the lake began in April and continued through July of this year. Additional work is planned for early 2017, after the end of the 2016-17 waterfowl hunting season.  

Lake Toho plant treatments scheduled

October 11, 2016 

On Oct. 13, 270 acres of noxious emergent aquatic plants are scheduled for treatment along the shoreline of Lake Toho, weather permitting. The four targeted plant species are water primrose, cattail, pickerelweed and spatterdock.  

FWC says use caution in aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

October 10, 2016 

Boaters should stay aware of high water areas and the risk of flooding, and understand that the water bottoms may have dramatically changed as a result of Hurricane Matthew. 

Extreme weather prompts emergency temporary closure of 4 Wildlife Management Areas in South Florida

October 05, 2016 

J.W. Corbett and Allapattah Flats wildlife management areas, and the John C. and Mariana Jones/Hungryland and DuPuis wildlife and environmental areas are closed to access until further notice.  

Lake Istokpoga aquatic plant management meeting on Oct. 11

October 05, 2016 

Managing plants and habitat in Lake Istokpoga will be the topic of a public meeting hosted by FWC from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center Auditorium in Sebring.  

FWC provides tips to coexist with bats

October 04, 2016 

If you are trying to remove bats from your dwelling, exclusion is the only legal and appropriate method.  

Lionfish Challenge comes to a close; 16,609 total removed

October 04, 2016 

The invasive lionfish took a major hit this summer: a total of 16,609 lionfish were removed during the 4.5 month Lionfish Challenge, which came to a close Sept. 30.  

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