Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines
Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines are being developed for all species included Florida's Imperiled Species Management Plan. Completion of Guidelines for all species included in Florida's Imperiled Species Management Plan is anticipated in 2021.
While guidelines are being developed, stakeholders can provide written comments on the Guidelines to Imperiled@myfwc.com. Public webinars will be conducted during public comment periods, which occur for each set of Guidelines developed. Public comment opportunities will be advertised in the Florida Administrative Register and on this webpage
These Guidelines are intended to provide clear information on the requirements established in F. A. C. related to intentional and incidental take permitting. They also provide guidance on species range, survey methodology, and recommended practices.
Guidelines Currently Available in Draft Form
Draft Guidelines for December 2021 Commission Meeting
Draft Guidelines will soon be available for public comment. Revised draft guidelines incorporating feedback from the public comment period will be presented to Commissioners at the December 2021 Commission meeting.
The current public comment period will run from September 17th - October 17th, 2021. During this time, interested stakeholders can provide written comments on the guidelines to Imperiled@myfwc.com. If you require a format other than PDF to provide comments, please request one through e-mail to Imperiled@myfwc.com. Webinars are being conducted during this time for interested participants to learn more about the draft Guidelines and offer feedback. See the public announcement for information on webinar access.
Below are the Guidelines approved by the Commission
- Alligator snapping turtle guidelines
- Barbour's map turtle guidelines
- Delisted keys reptiles guidelines
- Florida brown snake guidelines
- Florida Keys mole skink guidelines
- Florida pine snake guidelines (revised 2020)
- Key ringneck snake guidelines
- Rim rock crowned snake guidelines
- Short-tailed snake guidelines
- Suwannee cooter guidelines