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Wildlife and Habitat Assistance

The FWC has a wide variety of resources that can help landowners make the best management decisions for their property. Check out the materials below or contact us today to learn more. 

Coming Soon: The Management Minute

This new series of videos from FWC biologists will provide helpful tips for landowners!

FWC staff with a private landowner

Landowner Assistance Program biologists are available to schedule visits to your property and help you develop plans to meet your land management goals and economic objectives. You may schedule a site visit or a phone call by contacting a LAP biologist.

If you're ready to get started, you can also fill out our LAP Form today to let our biologists know how they can help you. 

Florida Wildlife Management Area

The Forest Stewardship Program is administered in partnership with the Florida Forest Service. It helps private landowners develop plans to increase the economic value of their forestland while maintaining its environmental integrity for future generations. Stewardship is based on the multiple-use land strategy. Please visit the website or contact an LAP biologist to learn more.

Florida Forest Stewardship Videos 

Upclose image of Gopher Tortoise

Florida established Wildlife Best Management Practices for forestry and agriculture under two distinct programs, becoming the first state in the nation to adopt WBMPs as an alternative to incidental take permitting for state-listed species. The voluntary, non-regulatory programs provide practical and meaningful conservation measures that balance sustainable use and conservation of natural resources on Florida farms and timberlands. Contact your LAP biologist to learn more. 

About Forestry WBMPs

Forestry WBMP Manual

About Agriculture WBMPs

Agriculture WBMP Manual

Private Landowner Surveys

Since 2008, surveys of private landowners across Florida have provided the Landowner Assistance Program with important information and feedback on the wildlife-related needs of Floridians. These surveys help FWC staff to understand landowner demographics, management trends, and preferences for outreach and management assistance.

Learn more about the FWC's private landowner surveys.

Guides to Common Wildlife Food Plants

Guides on native Florida plants that are beneficial for wildlife are available for your region! Contact your Landowner Assistance Biologist for more information.