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New date for public hearing on Chassahowitzka plan

News Release

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Media contact: Gary Morse, 863-648-3852

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a public hearing on the draft land-management plan for Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area (WMA) on Sept. 13. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Multipurpose Room, 1000 Kennedy Blvd. in Brooksville.

Due to Tropical Storm Debby, the FWC cancelled the meeting originally scheduled for July 26.

The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the 10-year draft plan for Chassahowitzka WMA in Hernando County. Presentation of the draft plan will precede a question-and-answer session and public testimony.

“This hearing is not about hunting or fishing regulations,” said Rebecca Shelton, conservation planner with the FWC. “The draft plan for Chassahowitzka WMA is the only item on the agenda.”

A management prospectus for Chassahowitzka WMA is available upon request from the FWC’s Conservation Acquisition and Planning group. Call Rebecca Shelton at 850-487-9982, or David Alden at 850-487-9588, or email Rebecca.Shelton@MyFWC.com for the prospectus.

If you would like background on management plans and their goals, visit MyFWC.com/Conservation and select “Terrestrial Programs” then “Management Plans” for more information.

To comment on proposed hunting rule changes for 2013-14, go to MyFWC.com/Rules.



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