Bald Cypress - Barbara Bowen - Withlacoochee State Forest

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The Florida Wildlife Federation is a private, statewide, non-profit citizens' conservation education organization composed of thousands of concerned Floridians and other citizens from all walks of life who have a common interest in preserving, managing, and improving Florida's fish, wildlife, soil, water, and plant life. As the State Affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, FWF has been improving Florida's wildlife since 1936. The "Goal" of the Federation is to be the leader in promoting, through education and political action, the conservation, restoration, sound management, and wise and ethical use of Florida's natural resources, to the end that present and future Floridians may live, work and pursue traditional outdoor activities in an outstanding natural environment.


  • That the welfare of fish and wildlife is inseparable from other living things, including humans.

  • That wildlife is an indicator of environmental quality --and if properly managed can be a source of inspiration and recreation. But, wildlife cannot survive where wetlands are drained, waters polluted, or habitat otherwise degraded or destroyed.

  • Ethical hunting and fishing, and the proper recreational use of our natural resources, inspires citizens to protect our environment.

  • That our life-supporting environment can only be protected through continued awareness, understanding, and action brought about by Federation members and concerned citizens.

  • That life and beauty, prosperity and progress depend on how wisely we use the gifts of clean air, rich soil, pure water, mineral wealth, and abundant plant and animal life.
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