Habitat Protection Guidelines for Species Threatened by Large-scale Development

In Florida, virtually every wetland and upland habitat type is threatened by the effects of development. Large-scale developments which fall under the Developments of Regional Impact Program are reviewed by multiple agencies, including the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. To provide review personnel with accurate life history information and biologically sound habitat protection recommendations, the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission began publishing habitat protection guidelines for those listed species which had frequently been an issue during large-scale development reviews. Recommendations in the publications reflect development-related actions considered necessary to perpetuate these species outside existing protected lands. Synopses from two of the publications are provided.

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