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Navigable Waters Protection Rule UPDATE


At the end of August 2021, a federal district court in Arizona ordered the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) to be remanded and vacated. As a result, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have halted implementation of the NWP...

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Flatwoods Selected as one of GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch


Flatwoods is pleased to be among the top 50 second-stage companies in Florida selected as a 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honorees, a statewide competition that identifies companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. The 2020 GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch aw...

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Florida Bonneted Bat Consultation Key


As of October 22, 2019, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) provided the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District with the Florida Bonneted Bat Consultation Guidelines and Consultation Key. These guidelines are final and supersede all previous versions. The...

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FWS Potential Gopher Tortoise Federal Listing


Based off the Candidate Species Report, which lists all species which are candidates for listing with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Gopher Tortoise is listed as a level 8 priority, which is considered as moderate to low magnitude for listing. Direct link to the report: Candidate ...

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FWC Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guideline Updates


On November 2, 2020, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) implemented revisions to the Gopher Tortoise Permitting Guidelines. These revisions clarify previous guidance on survey methods, commensal encounters, registered agents requirements, phased relocations, interim after ac...

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Navigable Waters Protection Rule


On April 21, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) published the Navigable Waters Protection Rule in the Federal Register to finalize a revised definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. The agencies...

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