Tallahassee, FL, USA
Sports · Sustainability
Florida’s fish and wildlife belong to the people of Florida, and the FWC is entrusted by the people to take care of these precious resources. This responsibility is called the "Public Trust Doctrine," and we work hard every day to honor and uphold this public trust. We deliver on our public trust responsibilities through the leadership of our Commissioners, citizens appointed by the Governor, who generously donate time and energy to the FWC’s mission. Our professional staff work as a highly qualified and integrated team to design and implement conservation programs across the broad fields of fish and wildlife management, research, and law enforcement. Balancing the needs of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources with a diverse, growing population of people is complicated and challenging. More than 20 million residents and over 120 million visitors enjoy Florida’s rivers, beaches, springs, creeks, woods and wetlands for fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, biking and more each year. You entrust us with a monumental responsibility, but we don’t manage it alone. We work side by side with you, as well as with other government agencies, industry partners and elected officials. You are active at our Commission meetings and public workshops. You organize conservation-minded recreational events and spend your precious time and dollars to experience and enjoy Florida’s fish and wildlife resources. Your purchases of outdoor gear and other supplies provides tremendous economic value that supports businesses, creates jobs and helps sustain our families and communities. A portion of the funds you spend to enjoy the outdoors is directed to the FWC via the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program to fund our work in protecting and managing Florida’s fish and wildlife resources. We encourage you to recruit others to enjoy Florida’s amazing fish and wildlife resources. Be a mentor for a friend and help them enjoy Florida’s great outdoors!Something looks off?