Two More Chapters

Here’s just a quick update to let you know that we have posted two more chapters of the Beaches HCP to the website for public review and comment. Read More

Year 5 Review & Year 6 Plans

Another year has come and gone, and work continues on the FL Beaches HCP! With five years of plan development under our belt, and three yet remaining, we’re beginning to get excited about crossing that finish line. Here’s a look back at some of our progress from 2012, as well as a preview of what’s to come. Read More

Year 5 of the FL Beaches HCP

Year five of the FL Beaches HCP is officially underway. We're enthusiastically looking forward to more exciting developments this year, but it is also a good time to recap our progress and accomplishments from 2011. It has been quite a productive year! Read More

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Well it has been an incredibly busy and fruitful year for the project staff of the FL Beaches HCP. After a couple of hiccups in the early stages of the program, this year we were really off and running. We made great progress and are poised to surge ahead in year four! Here is a brief re-cap of some of our major accomplishments this
year: Read More

Much to Report

The Florida Beaches HCP website has been dormant for nearly a year, but development of the HCP itself has been progressing by leaps and bounds. There is much to report, so I will do my best to summarize everything neatly. Read More

Back on Track

It has been several quiet months on the Beaches HCP home front. At my last reporting, the results of a very productive brainstorming meeting had been summarized into a proposal for the secretary of DEP. Unfortunately the timing was poor, and Florida's legislative session intervened. This year was a particularly challenging one in the legislature for many state agencies, not least DEP. The Secretary needed to give his full attention to legislative proceedings during this time, and the Beaches HCP was moved to the back burner temporarily.Read More


Exploratory Meeting

On January 29, 2009, FWC hosted the Steering Committee exploratory meeting that I mentioned in my last post. It was attended by representatives from several state agencies, major stakeholders, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and other interested parties. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the possibility of forming a Steering Committee, consider what its structure and function might be and hopefully nominate individuals with the willingness and ability to serve on it Read More