Freshwater Habitats


Florida is brimming with freshwater aquatic resources such as lakes, rivers, springs, streams and wetlands. The freshwater habitat group within the Aquatic Habitat Conservation and Restoration Section, working in partnership with other agencies, is responsible for the restoration, enhancement and management of these resources. These projects include restoring the natural hydrology of wetlands, enhancing desirable vegetative communities and managing existing habitats for fish and wildlife resources.


Fanning Springs Restoration Adobe PDF

Lake Iamonia Adobe PDF

Suwannee Lake Adobe PDF

Three Sisters Springs Restoration Adobe PDF



Florida’s Freshwater Priority Resources: A Guide for Future Management

Freshwater Wetlands

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FWC Facts:
The life expectancy for Gulf sturgeon is 20-42 years. The oldest age documented for a tagged and recaptured Suwannee River Gulf sturgeon is about 27-28 years.

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