T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area

T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area is a 3,870-acre wetland restoration project in the upper St. Johns River Basin. Funding for development of the WMA was provided by the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, Ducks Unlimited (DU), and the former Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission (now the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission [Commission]) on land owned by the St. Johns River Water Management District.

The Broadmoor Marsh Unit is a 2,400-acre wetland restoration project in the upper St. John's River basin added in 2002. Funding for development was provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service through the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP), on land owned by the St. John's River Water Management District. Ducks Unlimited (DU) constructed the project and the Commission will serve as the lead managing agency.

The objective of the T.M. Goodwin and Broadmoor Marsh Units is to maintain high quality wetland habitat for wintering, migrating, and resident waterfowl, and other wetland wildlife, while providing recreational opportunities to the public. The two Units comprise 3,000 acres of intensively managed impoundments, with the remaining acres being maintained as open marsh habitat. Water level manipulation is the major tool used to manage the area; prescribed burning, mechanical disturbance, and chemical controls also may be used when needed to maintain productive habitat.

These areas have special regulations and are open to hunting only on certain days; refer to the area brochure for details. Public hunting is administered by the FWC through the T. M. Goodwin WMA Office.

 



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