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FWC seeks public input on gopher tortoise conservation

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Four years after adopting Florida's first Gopher Tortoise Management Plan, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to share its thoughts on improving conservation of the gopher tortoise, a state threatened species. The plan will be updated in 2012.

Florida has accomplished much for gopher tortoises in the past four years, including exceeding the 10,000-acres-per-year goal of restoring and managing…


Added by Deborah Burr on October 28, 2011 at 11:21am — No Comments

Q & A with Tim Breault

After 36 years with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, most recently as Director of the Division of Habitat and Species Conservation, Tim Breault this summer was named the first Coordinator for the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative. While attending the Conserving the Future Conference for the National Wildlife Refuge System in Madison, Wisconsin in July, Tim answered a few questions about his new job.

Q: Why did you decide to take this…


Added by Stacy Shelton on July 15, 2011 at 11:05am — No Comments

Dawn's Bio

Hi Everyone! It’s exciting to be a part of the Peninsula Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative. I’m a native Floridian, born and raised in Daytona Beach, and have been interested in wildlife and natural resource conservation for as long as I can remember. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology from the University of Florida, and my very first career position was with the…


Added by Dawn Jennings on June 26, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Tim's Bio

Hi folks! I have been living in Florida since 1974 and have been working in wildlife conservation the entire time. My first job was on a sea turtle project on Jupiter Island where we tagged nesting sea turtles and moved turtle nests from an area undergoing beach renourishment. My second job was a seasonal laborer on Arthur R Marshall, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. From there I was hired by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). I worked in a number of positions… Continue

Added by Tim Breault on June 24, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Anne P. Birch Bio

Anne is the Coastal Restoration Program Director for The Nature Conservancy's Florida Chapter.  She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Biology with a concentration in Marine Ecology.  She is collaborating with partners throughout the state on restoration of priority marine habitats such as oyster reefs and seagrass.  Prior to working statewide coastal issue Anne directed the Conservancy’s…


Added by Anne Birch on April 1, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Bill's Bio

Hi Folks. I’m a fourth generation Floridian – my great grandmother came to Miami back around WWII from West Virginia and my grandmother and mom lived for a short stint in military housing on Key Biscayne back during the war. I was born and grew up in the South Miami area. My family moved to one of those cold weather states when I was young but my mom wouldn’t stand for it long and we returned back to south Florida around 1980. I presently live in Hobe Sound with my wife Deb and our two…


Added by Bill Miller on March 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Ray's Bio

Ray is a fifth generation Floridian whose family came to Florida from the Carolinas shortly after the Civil War.  Born in Leesburg in 1953, Ray grew up in the small town of Vero Beach when there were still small towns on the east coast of Florida.  He has lived in the Tallahassee area since moving there in 1971 to attend FSU, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology.  Currently he resides in the small town of Havana, technically in Florida, but referred to by locals as…


Added by Ray Scott on March 28, 2011 at 11:24am — No Comments

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