Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • Jarhead: The little bear that beat the odds

    Aug 15, 10 • 420 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Jarhead: The little bear that beat the odds

    It took 10 days for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists to catch a black bear cub in Marion County that was days away from death. They were ultimately successful, but it took extraordinary efforts from both FWC employees and...

  • FWC Media Event: Christening of FWC Offshore Vessel Gulf Sentry

    Aug 15, 10 • 491 Views • Media AdvisoriesComments Off on FWC Media Event: Christening of FWC Offshore Vessel Gulf Sentry

    Who: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Chairman Rodney Barreto, Col. Jim Brown (FWC Division of Law Enforcement) and FWC law enforcement officers. What: The christening of the FWC’s 85-foot aluminum offshore vessel Gulf Sentry. The...

  • Apply for daily dove hunt permits beginning Aug. 24

    Aug 11, 10 • 437 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Apply for daily dove hunt permits beginning Aug. 24

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept applications to be included in a random drawing for daily dove hunt permits from 10 a.m. Aug. 24 through 11:59 p.m. Sept. ...

  • FWC rescuing oil-impacted sea turtles with help from Gulf fishermen

    Aug 6, 10 • 443 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC rescuing oil-impacted sea turtles with help from Gulf fishermen

    Although the effects of the oil spill are decreasing in Florida, the threat to wildlife remains. Biologists and commercial charter boat fishermen are teaming up to help oil-impacted sea turtles in the waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. In a cooperative...

  • FWC encourages boaters to slow down in areas of oil cleanup efforts

    Aug 5, 10 • 450 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC encourages boaters to slow down in areas of oil cleanup efforts

    Because of the large number of oil-containment booms and cleanup equipment being deployed around the state in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Boating and Waterways Section is asking...

  • Join the FWC and Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s partnership in promoting year-round fishing season

    Aug 3, 10 • 334 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Join the FWC and Wildlife Foundation of Florida’s partnership in promoting year-round fishing season

    Florida has only one season…the fishing season.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Wildlife Foundation of Florida are reaching out to the public and private sectors to help promote the all-important fact that Florida...

  • FWC: Rehabbed birds given new life in Tallahassee

    Jul 8, 10 • 564 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC: Rehabbed birds given new life in Tallahassee

    Three pied-billed grebes, which were rehabilitated and survived impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, were released on Lake Talquin near Tallahassee on Thursday. The birds were given quite a distinguished send off into the wild with Gov. Charlie Crist....

  • Florida Announces Improved Oiled Bird Recovery Plan

    Jul 1, 10 • 542 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Florida Announces Improved Oiled Bird Recovery Plan

    ~New response plan ensures quick recovery of oiled birds~ TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) together with federal partners today announced the creation of an oiled bird recovery plan for rapid response to distressed...

  • FWC Emergency Meeting Will Focus On Oil Spill Response

    May 13, 10 • 509 Views • GovernmentComments Off on FWC Emergency Meeting Will Focus On Oil Spill Response

    TALLAHASSEE— Commissioners of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold an emergency meeting May 19 in St. Pete Beach to discuss the agency’s ongoing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

  • Resource Managers Receive State’s Highest Environmental Honor

    Apr 13, 10 • 601 Views • GovernmentComments Off on Resource Managers Receive State’s Highest Environmental Honor

    ~Governor and Cabinet recognize resource managers for dedication to Florida’s environment~ TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet today signed three resolutions sponsored by Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson honoring recipients of...