The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet on Tuesday evening, October 17th at 6:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A. The workplan is for Orange Lake, and the discussion will provide an update on the management activites carried out under last year's workplan. A future workplan draft will be started for the upcoming year, and the Commission staff is very interested in hearing the public's thoughts and ideas on how to protect and preserve the Orange Creek Basin and specifically Orange Lake. A general progress report will also be provided on the FWC's Habitat Management Plan. This meeting is free and open to the public.
The discussion will be led by Ryan Hamm, coordinator for FWC's Orange Creek Basin Working Group. Hamm is a biologist for the FWC. The OCBWG is comprised of FWC biolgists who are either experts or possess applied knowledge in the management of the aquatic habitats for fish and wildlife species present in the Orange Creek Basin. The OCBWG's mission is to implement and coordinate management strategies that promote an equitable distribution approach to optimize the health and diverstiy of fish and wildlife populations and benefits for people.