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Conceptual Management Plans and Planning Process 

 

The  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has a management interest in approximately 5 million acres of natural resource land in Florida.  Lands within the FWC managed-areas system are comprised of both private lands (especially timber companies) and those under the jurisdiction of various government agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, Department of Defense, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida Water Management Districts, the Florida Division of Forestry, Florida Department of Military Affairs, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Recreation and Parks. 

 

In many cases land management planning for lands within the FWC system is the responsibility of another primary or "lead" managing agency.  FWC biologists often assist these agencies in the development of management plans by providing wildlife-related input.  However, in these instances, the ultimate planning and management responsibilities rest with these other agencies.

 

On lands leased to the FWC by the State of Florida, and on lands owned by the FWC, the Commission is the lead managing agency.  These lands, purchased under one of the state's acquisition programs (e.g. Environmentally Endangered Lands, Conservation and Recreational Lands, Preservation 2000, and Florida Forever),  or with Federal Aid dollars, are those for which the FWC must prepare land management plans.

 

In an effort to involve the general public in the land management planning process for public lands managed by the FWC, Draft Conceptual Management Plan (CMP) Management Intent, Goals and Objectives, Problem Statements and Solution Strategies for plan updates are being made available on this web page for review and comment.  Any questions or comments pertaining to the development of CMPs can be sent to the Division of Wildlife's Land Management Planning Section using the following contact information:

 

 

 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Division of Wildlife

Land Management Planning Section

620 South Meridian Street

Tallahassee, Florida

32399-1600 

 

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A list of current CMPs (from the last five-year planning cycle), and updated CMPs are found below.  Advance notice of land management planning Public Hearings for CMP updates will also be posted periodically to this web, so please visit often! 

 

 

Conceptual Management Plans

 

The FWC has Conceptual Management Plans for the following areas:

  • Andrews WMA

  • Apalachicola River WEA

  • Aucilla WMA

  • Babcock-Webb WMA

  • Big Bend WMA

  • Caravelle Ranch WMA

  • Chassahowitzka WMA

  • Chinsegut WEA

  • J.W.Corbett WMA

  • Everglades/Francis Taylor WMA

  • Florida Keys WEA

  • Guana River WMA

  • Half Moon WMA

  • Hilochee WMA

  • Holey Land WMA

  • Hungryland WEA

  • Joe Budd WMA

  • Lake Wales Ridge WMA

  • Little Gator Creek WMA

  • Okaloacoochee Slough WMA

  • Rotenberger WMA

  • Southern Glades WEA

  • Suwannee Ridge Mitigation Park WEA

  • Three Lakes WMA

  • Triple N Ranch WMA

As CMPs are updated they will be made available online (see below).  Printed copies of CMPs are available by mail upon request, but may be subject to printing and shipping fees.  Please contact us using the contact information listed above if you would like to receive a copy of any of these plans.

 

 

 

Conceptual Management Plans Online

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Andrews WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2001-2006  Levy County (8.1 MB)

 

Apalachicola River WEA Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007 Gulf and Franklin Counties (10.0 MB)

 

Babcock-Webb WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2003-2008 Charlotte and Lee Counties (6.4 MB)

 

Caravelle Ranch WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007 Putnam and Marion Counties (5.9 MB)

 

Chassahowitzka WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007  Hernando County (9.0 MB)

 

Chinsegut WEA Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007  Hernando County (3.7 MB)

 

Everglades Complex of WMAs Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007  Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties (6.9 MB)

 

Fisheating Creek WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2003-2008  Glades County (7.0 MB)

 

Guana River WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007  St. Johns County (9.3 MB)

 

Half Moon WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2001-2006  Sumter County (10.2 MB)

 

Hungryland WEA Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007  Martin and Palm Beach Counties (15.8 MB)

 

Joe Budd WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007  Gadsden County (5.6 MB)

 

J. W. Corbett WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2003-2013  Palm Beach County (7.2 MB)

 

Lake Wales Ridge WEA Conceptual Management Plan 2002-2007  Highlands and Polk Counties (8.8  MB)

 

Little Gator Creek WEA Conceptual Management Plan 2001-2006  Pasco County (2.8 MB)

 

Okaloacoochee Slough WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2001-2006  Hendry County (1.2 MB)

 

Three Lakes WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2001-2006  Osceola County (3.9 MB)

 

Triple N Ranch WMA Conceptual Management Plan 2001-2006  Osceola County (4.9 MB)

 

 

 

Conceptual Management Plans in development

 

Listed below are the CMPs currently being updated.

 

 

 

Draft CMP Goals and Objectives for public review and comment

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Hilochee Wildlife Management Area CMP Goals and Objectives  Lake and Polk Counties

Comments will be accepted until October 4, 2002

 

Big Bend Wildlife Management Area CMP Goals and Objectives  Jefferson and Taylor Counties

Comments will be accepted until February 28, 2003

 

Aucilla Wildlife Management Area CMP Goals and Objectives  Jefferson and Taylor Counties

Comments will be accepted until February 28, 2003

 

Suwannee Ridge Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area CMP Goals and Objectives  Hamilton County

Comments will be accepted until February 28, 2003

 

Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area CMP Goals and Objectives  Monroe County

Comments will be accepted until July 25, 2003

 

Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area CMP Goals and Objectives  Brevard County

Comments will be accepted until January 16, 2004

 

 

 

 

Public Hearing Reports

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Andrews WMA Public Hearing Report  Levy County

 

Apalachicola River WEA Public Hearing Report  Gulf and Franklin Counties

 

Aucilla WMA Public Hearing Report  Jefferson and Taylor Counties

 

Babcock-Webb WMA Public Hearing Report  Charlotte County

 

Big Bend WMA Public Hearing Report  Jefferson and Taylor Counties

 

Chinsegut WEA Public Hearing Report  Hernando County

 

Caravelle Ranch WMA Public Hearing Report  Putnam County

 

Chassahowitzka WMA Public Hearing Report  Hernando County

 

J.W. Corbett WMA Public Hearing Report  Palm Beach County

 

Everglades-Francis Taylor, Holey Land, and Rotenberger WMAs Public Hearing Reports  Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties

 

Fisheating Creek WMA Public Hearing Report  Glades County

 

Florida Keys WEA Public Hearing Report  Monroe County

 

Guana River WMA Public Hearing Report  St. Johns County

 

Half Moon WMA Pubic Hearing Report  Sumter County

 

Hilochee WMA Public Hearing Report  Lake and Polk Counties

 

Hungryland WEA Public Hearing Report  Martin and Palm Beach Counties

 

Joe Budd WMA Public Hearing Report  Gadsden County

 

Lake Wales Ridge WEA Public Hearing Report  Highlands County

 

Little Gator Creek WEA Public Hearing Report  Pasco County

 

Okaloacoochee Slough WMA Public Hearing Report  Hendry and Collier Counties

 

Suwannee Ridge Mitigation Park WEA Public Hearing Report  Hamilton County

 

Salt Lake WMA Public Hearing Report  Brevard County

 

Three Lakes WMA Pubic Hearing Report  Osceola County

 

Triple N Ranch WMA Public Hearing Report  Osceola County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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