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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 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 If you require a format other than PDF to provide comments, please request one through e-mail to 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.

Imperiled Beach-nesting Bird Guidelines

Guidelines Webinar Presentation

Below are the Guidelines approved by the Commission

For questions or comments about permits, please visit our Protected Wildlife Permits page. To report a wildlife violation, please visit our Wildlife Alerts page.