Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC awards BearWise funding to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts

    Nov 17, 17 • 109 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC awards BearWise funding to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts

    Unsecured trash is the No. 1 reason that Florida black bears enter neighborhoods and come into conflict with people, so the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is awarding 10 communities with a total of $515,283 to address this critical...

  • Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

    Nov 16, 17 • 163 Views • FWCComments Off on Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

    Did you know there are five subspecies of wild turkey in North America? However, Florida is the only place in the world where the Osceola subspecies is found. Also known as the Florida wild turkey, this unique bird lives only on the Florida peninsula....

  • FWC Chairman to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

    Nov 6, 17 • 256 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Chairman to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) congratulates Chairman Brian Yablonski on his new position as Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center, a national conservation research institute in Bozeman, Montana,...

  • Zone C deer season opener provides a connection to the outdoors

    Oct 27, 17 • 128 Views • FWCComments Off on Zone C deer season opener provides a connection to the outdoors

    New hunters invited to learn about hunting and conservation through FWC programs On Saturday, Nov. 4, Florida’s Zone C general gun deer season begins, providing hunters the opportunity to slow down and immerse themselves in the splendor of the outdoors. For...

  • FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

    Oct 26, 17 • 106 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement is seeking reaccreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). “A team of CFA-certified assessors will arrive Dec. 12 to examine the...

  • November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

    Oct 25, 17 • 107 Views • FWCComments Off on November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

    The gray triggerfish recreational season in Gulf state waters will be open an additional weekend this November to provide anglers with fishing opportunities that were missed due to bad weather from Hurricane Nate earlier in the season. Gray triggerfish will...

  • 10 communities apply for BearWise funding

    Oct 25, 17 • 40 Views • FWCComments Off on 10 communities apply for BearWise funding

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received applications from 10 communities for $515,283 in BearWise funding to help reduce human-bear conflicts. Eight counties applied for BearWise funds: Collier County Parks and Recreation,...

  • Catch a Florida Memory celebrates 1-year anniversary with new partnerships, monthly raffles

    Oct 17, 17 • 140 Views • FWCComments Off on Catch a Florida Memory celebrates 1-year anniversary with new partnerships, monthly raffles

    October is a big month for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Catch a Florida Memory Saltwater Angler Recognition programs. As we celebrate one year since the official launch of the Saltwater Reel Big Fish and Saltwater Fish Life...

  • Share your bay scallop input with the FWC; workshops scheduled for October

    Oct 5, 17 • 115 Views • FWCComments Off on Share your bay scallop input with the FWC; workshops scheduled for October

    This summer, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) implemented staggered season start and end dates for bay scallop harvest. The FWC needs your feedback on this staggered season structure before determining how to manage the season in...

  • Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled for October; online workshops also available

    Oct 5, 17 • 83 Views • FWCComments Off on Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled for October; online workshops also available

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will continue gathering public input on the management of goliath grouper this month at several in-person workshops scheduled across the state. The FWC is seeking input on goliath grouper management,...