Commissioners and staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) developed this strategic plan to focus the strength of the agency on the most essential conservation challenges while ensuring safe and enjoyable public access to Florida’s fish and wildlife resources. Fundamental to the success of this plan are the principles that conservation is a public trust responsibility and that FWC will need and seek active involvement from the citizens of Florida more than ever. This plan contains Commission Policy Focal Areas, Strategic Initiatives, Themes, Goals and Strategies; and includes significant work already underway and new areas for development.
Commissioners identified Policy Focal Areas to serve as a framework for adapting to changing conditions in Florida over the next 20 years. In reviewing and discussing these areas, Commissioners and staff assessed current conditions, and Commissioners provided long-range policy guidance for high-priority needs and opportunities. Staff used the Policy Focal Area guidance along with elements from other planning efforts to develop Strategic Initiatives. These initiatives emphasize areas where FWC needs to make significant progress over the next five to 10 years. The Themes, Goals and Strategies define the work required to achieve our mission and provide the context in which the Strategic Initiatives will be achieved.
The collaborative journey to create this plan involved the Commissioners, stakeholders and staff from across the agency. To achieve our long-term vision, we will continue to work collaboratively within the agency and with our partners and stakeholders.