ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host a public hearing September 27 to discuss the 10-year draft land management plan for Guana River Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
The meeting will take place at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center located at 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
FWC will make a presentation and then the public will be able to comment and ask questions specific to the draft plan.
Publicly purchased lands must have a management plan, according to a release from FWC. That management plan ensures the management of the property will be consistent with the intended purposes of the purchase.
Rebecca Shelton, FWC land management biologist, said, "Guana River WMA was purchased to ensure the preservation of fish and wildlife resources, other natural and cultural resources, and for fish- and wildlife-based public outdoor recreation."
Hunting and fishing regulations will not be discussed at this meeting. Those topics will be addressed through a separate public process.
To obtain a copy of the draft land management prospectus for Guana River WMA, please call Rebecca Shelton at 850-487-9982 or David Alden at 850-487-9588, or email Rebecca.Shelton@MyFWC.com.
For background on management plans and their goals and for more information, visit the "Terrestrial Programs" and "Management Plans" section of FWC's website.
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