Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    Mar 22, 17 • 347 Views • FWCComments Off on Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    In balmy spring weather, both manatees and boaters are cruising through Florida’s waterways. For manatees, it is a seasonal ritual when they abandon winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland waters. For boaters, it...

  • Explore Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas with FWC’s Geocaching Challenge!

    Mar 13, 17 • 359 Views • FWCComments Off on Explore Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas with FWC’s Geocaching Challenge!

    Grab your smartphone or GPS unit and go looking for geocaches scattered over Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas. It’s your chance to join a modern-day treasure hunt while soaking in the beauty of the wildlife and scenery on lead WMAs managed by the...

  • Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in country

    Mar 2, 17 • 379 Views • FWCComments Off on Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in country

    March 4 marks the opening of Florida’s spring turkey season on private lands south of State Road 70, one of the first opportunities in the country for hunters to pursue this impressive game bird. Florida turkey hunting is unique for another reason. It’s...

  • People can help nesting sea turtles!

    Mar 1, 17 • 339 Views • Environment, FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on People can help nesting sea turtles!

    Green Turtle Nesting Photo courtesy of FWC March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s...

  • FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

    Feb 27, 17 • 360 Views • Environment, FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues its conservation of valuable seagrass beds in Florida’s coastal waters with a second edition of its statewide report. Scientists and collaborators from agencies across Florida, including...

  • Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

    Feb 2, 17 • 404 Views • FWCComments Off on Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

    With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the...

  • FWC to meet Feb. 8-9 in Crystal River

    Feb 1, 17 • 403 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC to meet Feb. 8-9 in Crystal River

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 8-9 at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida 34429.  The meeting both days starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and...

  • Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

    Jan 25, 17 • 333 Views • FWCComments Off on Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

    The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. In the...

  • Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are in effect

    Jan 18, 17 • 408 Views • FWC, Homepage SliderComments Off on Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are in effect

    The Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are now in effect, including changes in listing status for many species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the groundbreaking plan in an effort to achieve conservation...

  • FWC names Jason Hutchinson 2017 Officer of the Year

    Jan 13, 17 • 492 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC names Jason Hutchinson 2017 Officer of the Year

    He’s rescued a first-time hunter lost at night in the treacherous Escambia River swamp, caught people illegally night hunting and trespassing, discovered a hidden alligator snapping turtle and even apprehended one of his area’s most wanted methamphetamine...