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Nonnative Species Public Workshops

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Nonnative Species Rule Development Workshops

The FWC will be developing proposed changes to Chapter 68-5, F.A.C. to implement the statutory changes to Section 379.372, Florida Statutes. FWC staff will bring initial rule language proposals to the July FWC Commission meeting. Rulemaking will include reporting requirements, biosecurity requirements to limit escape of these high-risk species, and any necessary additional language to conform rule with statute language in statute. The FWC established Executive Order 20-19 effective July 1, 2020, to clarify how these changes will be implemented until final rules are approved by the Commission.

In all rulemaking processes, FWC staff work closely with stakeholders to provide recommendations to the Commission. To stay informed, stakeholders can monitor Commission meeting agendas for items related to this topic and subscribe to receive news related to nonnative fish and wildlife by email.

There are currently no Nonnative Species Rule Development Workshops scheduled at this time. 

Iguana Technical Assistance Workshops

The FWC is hosting Iguana Technical Assistance Public Workshops to help empower homeowners manage this nonnative species on their own property. Learn how you can discourage iguanas from your property and about legal trapping and removal options and regulations pertaining to iguanas. Biologists will provide information and answer questions during these workshops.

There are currently no Iguana Technical Assistance Workshops scheduled at this time.

For more information about the Iguana Technical Assistance Workshops, please call the FWC's Exotic Species Hotline at at 888-Ive-Got1 (483-4681).

Closeup of green iguana
2014 class photo

Python Patrol Training

Python Patrol is a no-cost training program that aims to create a network of trained individuals throughout south Florida who know how to identify Burmese pythons, report sightings, and in some cases, capture and humanely kill the snakes. Two types of training workshops, Python Patrol and Reptile Identification, are offered throughout south and southwest Florida.

For more information on this program and upcoming trainings, visit the Python Patrol page!