2020 UW-F Project List
Partner with FWC to improve statewide aquatic plant control taking into account waterfowl health.
Add full Migratory Bird Seasons to more WMAs.
New Member recruiting campaign.
SUPPORT AMENDMENT ONE FUNDING OF AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE FWC AND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS, FOR NATURAL LAND MANAGEMENT AND AQUISITION.
PARTICIPATE IN FWC STATEWIDE REVIEW OF PROCESSES AT FWC MANAGED DUCK MARSHES.
Add waterfowl hunting to the expanded Fellsmere Marsh
Prevent commercial space industry from impacting MINWR hunt activities and conservation goals. No reduction of MINWR wetlands.
Continue to work with USFWS at MINWR to achieve rotational impound habitat management goals.
Maintain work with the SJRWMD to maintain navigational access to commonly used recreation areas.
Continue relationship with the USACE/FWC regarding aquatic plant control in the northern St. John River Basin.
Continue efforts for waterfowl program on Apopka north shore.
Encourage SJRWMD to improve habitat at Elmeralda Marsh, Orange Creek and Ocklawaha Prairie, including burning and tussock removal.
Improve relationship with the potash company and work for more hunting.
Continue to work with the FWC aquatic plant management group for the KCOL region and the USFWS snail kite group to protect and preserve habitat for waterfowl on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
Review opening of hunting on Elmeralda Area 7.
Cooperate with the FWC and Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center to expand youth hunting.
Continue work with local groups and agencies to preserve public access and hunting on Wards Creek.
Support Tamiami Trail bridge system that will allow public access to Big Cypress Reserve and Glades.
Improve Tampa Bay waterfowling access.
Encourage SWFWMD to establish quarterly recreation meetings for public input and consideration of new hunting.
Review waterfowling opportunities in the Picayune Strand Restoration Project with SFWMD.
Increase access to the STAS and hunting on additional days.
Prevent backfilling of L- 67 Canal to save public access to the Glades.
Implement a duck box program.
Support efforts to keep Lake Okeechobee water level below 15.5 feet.
Establish full waterfowl seasons on CERP/CEPP reservoirs and FEBs.
Allow ATV access to Holeyland and Rotenberger durinig waterfowl seasons.
Add duck hunting to the C-44 and Lakeside STA access.
Maintain public access and vehicle/airboat access into WCA 2 in the Sportsmans Crossing area.
Insure hunting is included in the recreation plan for the 16,000 acre C-139 Annex.
Last edited by N. Cook; 01-13-2020 at 08:45 AM.
Re: 2020 UW-F Project List
Please note, this list will be updated in July as usual. If you have a "project" you believe UW-F can help with to "make duck hunting in Florida better for Florida's duck hunters" please list as a Reply. The Board considers all items on the list and suggestions and votes.
Last edited by N. Cook; 01-13-2020 at 08:44 AM.