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Conserve Wildlife Tag Grants



Proceeds from the “bear” plate benefit nongame species conservation, from black bears and indigo snakes to endangered Florida grasshopper sparrows.


Past Grants

Project NameGrant Amount
Purchase Computer - Florida Wildlife Magazine$5,005
Florida Black Bear Population Monitoring and Nuisance Response$100,000
Increase Florida Wildlife Magazine Circulation$29,151
Florida Black Bear Population Monitoring and Nuisance Response$125,000
Virus Screening/Alligator Mortality/Lake Griffin$19,400
Evaluation of Flood Pulse Effect on Fish Populations in Florida's Lakes and Low Gradient Streams$58,000
Florida Wildlife Habitat (LANDSAT) Map$36,000
Evaluating Wetland Management Techniques for Controlling Para Grass$20,000
Analysis of Alligator Diets & Role of Gizzard Shad in Alligator Mortality/Lake Griffin$25,800
Florida Black Bear Conservation and Management$88,500
Florida Mottled Duck Hybridization Genetics$6,000
Mottled Duck Hybridization Marketing and Public Relations$6,250
Impact of Largemouth Bass Iridovirus on Florida Bass Populations$35,500
Largemouth Bass Genetics Assessment$24,000
Habitat Enhancement Effects on Applesnail Abundance$21,777
Joe Budd Aquatic Education Center Enhancement$28,700
Big Catch Certificates$20,000
Aquatic Resources and Sportfishing Education Program Enhancements$9,000
Digitize Slide Library/Index Slides and Video Tapes$13,000
Florida Black Bear Education Project/Seminole County$35,530
Conservation and Restoration of Queen Conch in South Florida$3,025
Surveillance and Monitoring for Chronic Wasting Disease$52,000
Apple Snail Habitat Associations on Central Florida Lakes$33,886
*Exotic Freshwater Fish Poster$10,000
Suwannee Bass Genetics and Virus Study$10,000
Inventory & Mapping of Plant Communities Including Listed Species on State-Managed Conservation Lands$50,633
Florida Black Bear Conservation and Management$101,000
*Economic Ramifications of Altering the Farm Landscape to Benefit Bobwhite Quail$35,800
Evaluating Wetland Management Techniques for Controlling Para Grass$17,500
Mottled Duck Hybridization Marketing and Public Relations$30,000
Role of Eggshell Integrity on Alligator Egg Viability in Florida$24,000
FL Mottled Duck Population Monitoring$11,000
Be Bear Aware Campaign$25,000
Dev. Of Proposals to Acquire Land for Fish and Wildlife$41,500
Radio Telemetry and Mark-Recapture Studies of Demography, Movement, and Population Dynamics of the Endangered Snail Kite$29,095
Florida Black Bear: Statewide Management and Conservation (Bear Response Agent Program)$40,000
Evaluating Wetland Management Techniques for Controlling Para Grass$15,000
Florida Mottled Duck Population Monitoring$38,000
Avian Stewardship, Outreach, and Partnering$13,500
Florida Manatee-A Florida Treasure: Education and Boater Relations$6,200
Inventory of FWC Data: A Prerequisite to Agency-wide Data Integration$55,200
ArcIMS Programmer$52,000
Florida Black Bear Habitat Modeling for Closing the Gaps Update$9,926
Database Management Technical Support for FWC Divisions and Offices$45,213
GIS Mapping Support for FWC Employees$37,733
Florida Manatee Foraging Behavior Around a Winter Warm-water Refuge$27,000
Impacts of Florida Manatee Foraging on Seagrass Communities Around a Winter Warm-Water Refuge$62,000
Largemouth Bass Genetics Assessment$2,400
Burrowing Owl Conservation and Management$29,000
Pilot Pet Forgiveness Program$20,000
Conservation and Protection of Marine Aquatic Habitat at St. Lucie Inlet Reserve State Park Coral Reed, Martin County$34,000
Population Dynamics, Demography and Movements of the Endangered Snail Kite$29,095
Captive Propagation and Reintroduction of the State Endangered Miami Blue Butterfly$42,000
Florida Black Bear Continuation and Expansion of the Bear Response Agent Program$30,000
Florida Black Bear Support to Conduct a Black Bear Management Survey of the General Public$25,000
Response of Native and Exotic Apple Snails to Lake Habitat Management$38,450
Evaluation of Web Cam Technology for Compliance Monitoring$31,200
Gambian Rat Pilot Eradication Project$20,000
Population Dynamics, Demography and Movements of the Endangered Snail Kite$29,095
ArcIMS Programmer to deliver Web-Based GIS Services via the Internet (Year 2)$52,000
Florida Black Bear Distribution in the Big Bend Region$30,000
Development of a Manatee Genetics Tag and Field Sampling Methodology$57,200
Exotic Species Awareness Project$57,924
Florida Black Bear: Aversive Conditioning Program Development and Training$44,000
Law Enforcement Reserve Officer Program Start-up Funds$5,000
Northern Right Whales in Florida An Online Field Trip$3,000
Digital Conversion of Video Library$5,000
Cooperative Conservation Blueprint for Florida$100,000
Hawk Channel Coral Ecosystem Mapping$50,000
Mapping Threats to Florida Freshwater Habitats$54,893
Avian Survey of Sandhill Habitat in Florida$57,482
Community Bear Resistant Container Program$61,000
Restoration, Monitoring and Management of Boat Propeller Seagrass Scars in St. Andrews Bay, Florida$18,072
Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative Partner's Meetings$4,500
Assessment of Survival and Growth of Juvenile and Adult Boulder Star Coral (Montastrea annularis sp complex) from Different Reef Habitats in the Florida Keys$8,500
One year continuation of two nongame wildlife grants$47,834
Bring back the red cockaded woodpecker through FWC's Safe Harbour Program$50,000
Nongame wildlife conservation throughout Florida$160,000
Assess internet traffic of regulated fish and wildlife$37,500
Community-based approach for human-bear coexistence$45,000
Microsatellite analysis of genetic variation in panhandle gopher tortoise$12,700
Northwest coastal bear festival$5,000
The Cooperative Conservation Blueprint for Florida: Phase II$59,000
Regional Species Conservation in Florida$200,000
Partnering with private landowners to recover Florida’s red-cockaded woodpeckers through FWC’s Safe Harbor$50,000
Project Part 2: Determining the social environment regarding conversation of the Florida black bear in the Big Bend region$15,000
Assessing the wealth of data buried in FWRI's biological specimen collection$3,500
Bear Response Agent Program$23,000
Bear Response Agent Program$40,000
Bear Range and Population Abundance of Black Bears in South Central Florida$40,000
Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative$70,000
Imperiled Species Conservation$90,000
A regional approach to responsing to wildlife issues and concerns of the public$107,000
Bear Range and Population Abundance of Black Bears in South Central Florida - Year 2$40,000
Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative$65,000
Population status and distribution of the alligator snapping turtle in the Suwannee River, Florida $39,095
Bear Response Agent Program$40,000
Bear Smart Community jumpstart program$30,000
Preventing extinction of the Miami Blue butterfly through reintroduction, research and captive breeding$31,743
Management Process for Improving Conservation of Imperiles Species$80,000
Developing a Strategy for Coral Reef Restoration in Florida$39,000
Bat Species Inventory on Three Lakes WMA$3,000
Boating and Angling Guide to Bay County$5,500
Access to Photo Library$15,000
Outboard Motor for Research Vessel$16,000
Bear Range and Population Abundance of Black Bears in South_Central Florida: Year 3$40,000
Bear Response Program$40,000
Public-Private Cooperative to Increase Bear-Proof Garbacge Can Availability$35,000
A Regional Program to Address Wildlife Problems and Wildlife Health Concerns$97,500
Getting Better Information to the Public to Reduce Coyote Problems$9,756
Planting a Refuge for Wildlife$33,000
Prevalence and Distribution of Baylisascaris procyonis in Florida$29,000
Investigations into the Interaction Between Terrapins and Crab Traps$75,000
Assessing the Use of Artificial Structures to Enhance the Survival Rates of Long-Spined Sea Urchins on the Reef Tract of the Florida Keys$10,000
Assessment of Non-Native Wildlife in South Florida$36,540
Community Bat House on Three Lakes WMA$2,300
Shorebird Monitoring Data Management$42,000
A Boating and Angling Guide to Coastal Volusia County$5,500
Patterns of Benthic Herbivore Biodiversity on Florida Coral Reefs$10,470
Impacts of Aquatic Habitat Management Activities on the Rare Round_Tailed Muskrat$54,400
Florida Bird Conservation Initiative / Imperiled Species Management Plan Biologist$75,542
A National Initiative to Understand and Connect Americans with Nature (UCAN)$135,000
Effective Management of Lionfish in the FL Keys$43,600
UTV & Spray Tanki - Exotics Control on Three Lakes WMA$13,000
Volunteer Stewardship Program$40,000
Impact of hydrilla on the littoral zone$28,026
Bear Response Program$-
Centralized Call Database$125,000
Bear Abundance in the Ocala National Forest$32,350
Florida's Coyotes, A Comprehensive Model of Management$35,447
Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition$60,000
Python Patrol$28,320
Avian and Terrestrial Wildlife Disease Surveillance & Response$50,000
Stakeholder Engagement (ISMP and Sea Level Rise)$12,238
Lake Eustis Pupfish Evaluation$20,843
Exotic Animal Risk Assessments$25,000
Everglades Exotic Animal Monitoring$50,000
Gambian Pouched Rat Eradication on Grassy Key$50,000
Volunteer Stewardship Program (VSP)$50,000
Stakeholder Surveys 101. . .$19,925
FL Grasshopper Sparrow Management on Private Ranch Lands$96,980
Avian & Terrestrial Wildlife Disease Surveillance & Response$60,500
Secrets of the Longleaf Pine documentary$12,500
Incentives to Reduce Human / Bear Conflicts$60,000
Refining the FWC Beach-nesting Bird Protocol. . .$37,970
Everglades Invasive Reptile & Amphibial Monitoring Program$75,000
Fish & Wildlife Reporting App$35,614
Examining the Efficacy of Corallivorous Snail Removal. . .$17,314
Public / Private Partnership, Lake Wales Ridge WEA$3,000
Genetic Repository for Fish Conservation / Biodiversity. . .$12,833
Understanding and Connecting Americans and Nature, Phase II$30,000
Central Florida Zoo wildlife exhibit and recovery facility$95,000
Everglades Youth Conservation Camp$300,000
Avian and Terrestrial Wildlife Disease Surveillance and Response Program$64,500
Incentives to Increase Bear-resistant Equipment Availability$80,000
Understanding and Connecting Americans with Nature (UCAN) Phase 3$100,000
Southeastern At-Risk Species Program (SEARS)$50,000
Genetic Assessment of Striped Newt Populations in Florida$10,320
Health and Genetic Structure of Florida's American Eels?????$8,500
2016 Python Challenge$78,000
Northern African Python Eradication$63,000
Argentine Black and White Tegu Control and Management$16,000
Bear Demographics in Apalachicola Bear Management Unit Year 1$50,000
Bear Management (Trash cans, etc.) This is scalable.$327,147
Journey of the Whooping Crane$50,000
Avian and Terrestrial Wildlife Disease Surveillance and Response Program-- CWD & Avian Influenza Veterinarian$64,500
Southeastern At-Risk Species Program (SEARS)$50,000
Reintroduction of Eastern Indigo Snakes to the Florida Panhandle$38,353
State-wide survey of citizen's views of bears$45,000
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