Management Plans for Imperiled Species
Several single-species focused plans have been created under the listing process that was adopted by the FWC in 1999 and revised in 2005. These plans now guide actions in Florida for gopher tortoises, bald eagles, Florida manatees, red-cockaded woodpeckers, peregrine falcons, Miami blue butterflies, Florida black bears and flatwoods salamanders.
In 2016, the Imperiled Species Management Plan (ISMP) was finalized by the FWC, phasing out stand-alone management plans for individual state-listed species. The ISMP framework includes strategies to benefit multiple imperiled species while addressing individual species’ needs. Agency staff now create Species Action Plans (SAPs) and Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines as part of the state listing process for imperiled species.