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Nov. 29, 2023

Florida Bonamia plant on san 
Florida bonamia (Bonamia grandiflora). FWC photo.  

FWC seeks public input on native plant list

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking public input on a draft addendum
to the State Wildlife Action Plan. The purpose of this addendum is to incorporate 596 native plant species into
the state’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need list. Species listed as SGCN are declining or are at risk of
becoming imperiled in the future.

Key information included in the addendum will be presented at a public webinar on Thursday, Nov. 30, from
11 a.m. – noon EST. Information on joining the webinar and a copy of the presentation will be posted on the
FWC’s State Wildlife Action Plan web page at

Written comments are being accepted via survey until Dec. 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, contact information can be found at

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. They also provide many benefits to
Florida residents, including hurricane protection and water filtration.

Florida’s action plan is a comprehensive, statewide plan for conserving wildlife and natural areas for future
generations. The action plan takes an ecosystem approach, focusing on the needs of Florida’s terrestrial,
freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems that will benefit the most Species of Greatest Conservation

For more information, visit

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