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FWC Seeks Public Input Draft Guidelines, Southeastern American Kestrel and Florida Tree Snail

August 31, 2020

By: Staff Report, FWC

POLK COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is seeking input on draft Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for two species included in Florida’s Imperiled Species Management Plan. The draft Guidelines and more information can be found at: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/species-guidelines.

Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines are intended to provide information on rule requirements as they relate to permitting. They also provide information on species range, survey methodology, and voluntary practices that can benefit the species.

The Commission is currently seeking public comments on draft Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines for the following species:

Webinars during the public comment period

Key information included in the Guidelines will be presented at three public webinars. The webinars also offer an opportunity to ask questions. Each webinar will offer the same information. Participation in the webinar will require access to a computer. For interested participants who are unable to attend the webinars, a recording of the webinar will be made available online from September 8 to September 26, 2020, at:

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/species-guidelines

Information on how to join the webinars is available at:

https://myfwc.com/media/24481/ismpwebinar.pdf

Webinars are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday, September 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (ET)
  • Friday, September 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (ET)
  • Tuesday, September 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET)

How to Comment

Draft guidelines are available online at: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/wildlife/species-guidelines

Written comments will be accepted between August 26 and September 26, 2020. Please email comments (using Adobe’s comment feature or in the body of an email) to Imperiled@MyFWC.com. If you would like to comment but are unable to do so in the specified timeframe, or if you require an alternate format in which to comment or review the draft Guidelines, please contact Imperiled@MyFWC.com.

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