Habitat Conservation and Management
The future of fish and wildlife resources is dependent upon the quality and quantity of habitat available to maintain species populations and the public’s accessibility to those resources.
- Priorities for habitat conservation – Given limited resources, it is important to focus future conservation measures on habitat most critical to sustaining healthy and diverse fish and wildlife populations.
- Management – public/private – To ensure the long-term sustainability of fish and wildlife resources, FWC will need to actively engage on public and private lands to help adapt habitat management practices to address the new and dynamic challenges facing Florida’s fish and wildlife species.
- Sustainable access to fish and wildlife resources and public lands – Providing public access to fish and wildlife resources is a crucial component of the public trust responsibilities of FWC. To accomplish this responsibility FWC will continue to work with other public land management partners to foster, support and facilitate safe and sustainable public access.