Our Mission

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices

Peninsular Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is part of a network of field stations located throughout the nation that works to conserve fish and aquatic resources. Over 300 biologists from the Arctic Circle to the Florida Keys monitor and control invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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; protect imperiled species; evaluate native fish stocks and their habitats; and work with our partners to solve problems.

Our field stations provide technical assistance to tribes; conduct scientific studies into fishery problems; restore habitat through the National Fish Passage Program and the National Fish Habitat Action Plan; and collaborate with partners to conserve migratory fishes that cross multiple jurisdictions.

Since 2003, the Peninsular Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office has worked on multiple projects throughout Peninsular Florida including the Indian River Lagoon and Everglades habitat restoration, aquatic invasive species management, recovery of endangered and threatened species, assessments and population monitoring of fishes, technical assistance to federal lands, military installations and tribes, and public outreach. Our office is also assisting with aquatic conservation assistance in the Caribbean.

Other Facilities in this Complex

The Peninsular Florida FWCO is co-located with the South Florida Ecological Services Field Office in Vero Beach, Florida.