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Hunter Safety Course Offered in Jefferson County

Posted: 08/09/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety course in Jefferson County. The course will be at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center. Details are attached.

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FWC Again Allowing Campfires in Managed Areas

Posted: 07/19/2011 - Because recent rains improved dry conditions across the state, FWC, in cooperation with the Florida Division of Forestry, has rescinded an executive order that prohibited campfires in wildlife management areas, wildlife and environmental areas and all other lands it manages.

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PSC, EPA at Odds Over Fish Killed in Plant Cooling

Posted: 07/19/2011 - With utilities using massive amounts of water to cool power plants, the Florida Public Service Commission is concerned about proposed federal regulations aimed at protecting fish and other aquatic life.

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Fla. Fight With EPA Backdrop to Congressional Debate

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Pointing to a long-running fight in Florida, the U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to require tougher water-quality standards.

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Workshops Set for Gopher Tortoise Conservation

Posted: 07/06/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will conduct regional workshops to present information on the management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises.

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Feds Eye Tougher Measures to Protect Sea Turtles

Posted: 06/24/2011 - Federal regulators say they're considering new restrictions on Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast shrimpers because of the damage the industry is causing to threatened and endangered sea turtles.

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Facebook Photos Result in Arrest

Updated: 06/21/2011 - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.

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Bay Scallop Season to Open Early, Close Late this Year

Posted: 06/20/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will begin June 25 and extend through Sept. 25.

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Georgia Ladies Catch and Release Huge Fish

Updated: 06/20/2011 - Georgia DNR Ranger Captain Jeff Swift from Albany, Georgia took his wife, Sherry, and daughters Amanda and Jennifer on an off shore fishing trip on June 18.

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[UPDATE] Florida Black Bear Removed from Threatened List

Updated: 06/09/2011 - The Florida black bear, the Brown pelican and 14 other species are set to be removed from the list of threatened species in Florida after a unanimous vote by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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FWC Refines Gopher Tortoise Permitting Process

Posted: 06/08/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved revisions to its gopher tortoise permitting guidelines Wednesday during its meeting in St. Augustine.

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FWC Commissioners Elect New Leaders

Posted: 06/08/2011 - At its meeting Wednesday in St. Augustine, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission elected Commissioner Kathy Barco, of Jacksonville, to serve as Chairwoman, effective immediately.

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