FWC seeking input on growing native plant list

Wildlife officials are asking the public for feedback as the state gears up to add 596 native plants to the Species of Greatest Conservation Need list in Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday. According to FWC, a current draft addendum to the State Wildlife Action Plan will see the addition of hundreds of new species to the SGCN.

The newly designated species are recognized as declining or at risk of becoming imperiled in the future.

According to the FWC, Florida has the greatest diversity of native plant families in the United States. Native plant species are vital to Florida ecosystems and provide food and shelter to wildlife species.

The FWC is currently accepting public comments via survey until December 15.

If you would like to comment but are unable to do so in the specified timeframe, or if you require an alternate format in which to comment or review the draft addendum, visit MyFWC.com/SWAP.

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