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  • Kid With Snake

    Tallahassee shines in City Nature Challenge

    Thursday, May 9, 2019 -  The species diversity of Tallahassee and Leon County has now been displayed on the world stage. In the 2019 City Nature Challenge, Tallahassee and Leon County placed first in number of observations and number of species for our population category, fifth in number of species per capita and fourth in number of observers per capita, an impressive result for our first year!
  • FWC and partners aim to get Leon County outdoors with City Nature Challenge

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partners invite Tallahassee and Leon County residents to participate in the upcoming City Nature Challenge, which will take place from Friday, April 26 through Monday, April 29.
  • Black Skimmers

    FWC reminds the public: Nesting waterbirds need room to breed

    Thursday, February 28, 2019 -  Disturbance can cause birds to abandon their nesting sites, exposing eggs and chicks to predators, sun exposure and other harm.
  • Smelling Flowers

    Make a difference! Create wildlife habitat in your backyard

    Thursday, November 15, 2018 -  Your backyard can be a gathering place for birds, butterflies, frogs, flying squirrels and more. Attract native species by offering food, water, cover and space for them to raise their young, and your yard will be transformed into a welcoming habitat for wildlife.
  • Couple of deers

    FWC hosting Deer Manager 101 course in Wakulla County

    Friday, August 17, 2018 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Deer Manager 101 course for private landowners within five counties in northwest Florida.
  • Florida’s statewide alligator harvest begins Aug. 15

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 -  Florida’s statewide alligator harvest, nationally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a renewable natural resource, begins Aug. 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued more than 7,500 permits, including an additional 1,313 county-wide permits, as a method to help manage the alligator population.
  • Kathleen holding baby panther

    FWC biologist Kathleen Smith honored as Florida’s Resource Manager of the Year

    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 -  Kathleen Smith, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has been honored with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Resource Manager of the Year award for her work at the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Wildlife and Environmental Area in southwest Florida over the past six years.
  • FWC waives rules in response to red tide cleanup

    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the red tide affecting southwest Florida. Red tides are common along Florida’s Gulf coast, and fish populations have been resilient to the impact even after severe and prolonged red tide events.
  • FWC invites the public to attend 9th Annual Florida Waterfowl Summit

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 -  The public is invited to attend the free ninth annual United Waterfowlers Florida (UW-F) and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Florida Waterfowl Summit on Aug. 10 which will focus on aquatic plant management and the challenges associated with nutrients and invasive species. The meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, FL 34474.