The original Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) for Florida Panther NWR was completed in 2000. Since much has changed in the intervening time, the Service has determined that the CCP for Florida Panther NWR needs to be revised. The purpose for revising the CCP is to provide refuge managers with an updated 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation.
We need your participation!
Our planning process provides participation opportunities for Tribal, State, and local governments; agencies; organizations; and the public. We encourage input in the form of issues, concerns, ideas, and suggestions for the future management of Florida Panther NWR. There are several ways you can provide comments and ideas to us.
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The Florida Panther Refuge open house will be held on Saturday, March 15th. All activities are free and include lunch and refreshments sponsored by the Friends of the Florida Panther Refuge. Make your reservations for free swamp buggy tours, orchid wet walks, guided birding walks, and guided plant hikes starting March 10th.