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Door-to-Door Community Outreach

Project #: 213700  –   Updated: June 28, 2013

Project Summary

Defenders of Wildlife staff, FWC staff and volunteers go door-to-door in select neighborhoods experiencing human/bear and/ or human/panther conflicts to pass out "Living With Wildlife" packets. The packet of materials include important information on how to avoid conflicts with bears and panthers, brochures about natural bear and panther behavior, and important phone numbers and resources for residents with questions or in need of assistance.

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Location (by county):
Citrus County (FL)

Watersheds:
Crystal-Pithlachascotee

Congressional Districts:
FL District 11

Bird Conservation Regions:
Peninsular Florida

USFWS Regions:
Southeast Region

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Homosassa Yes

Full Project Description

Defenders of Wildlife staff, FWC staff and volunteers go door-to-door in select neighborhoods experiencing human/bear and/ or human/panther conflicts to pass out "Living With Wildlife" packets. The packet of materials include important information on how to avoid conflicts with bears and panthers, brochures about natural bear and panther behavior, and important phone numbers and resources for residents with questions or in need of assistance.

Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities

Volunteers

Volunteers on as needed basis.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission

Targeted habitats:

    • Forests and Woodlands
    • Shrublands and Grasslands
    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

Targeted species:

  • Florida Black Bear Ursus americanus floridanus
  • Florida Panther Puma concolor coryi

Actions

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Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   No/Unknown

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Organization

Defenders of Wildlife
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Shannon Miller
Defenders of Wildlife
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