FWC News Release
Contact: Dani Moschella, (561) 625-5122

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission issued an order Wednesday restricting vehicle use on Holey Land and Rotenberger wildlife management areas, as well as a portion of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area.

Motorized vehicles, motorcycles, airboats and all-terrain vehicles are prohibited on the Holey Land and Rotenberger and on Water Conservation Area 3A North in the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area.

The order, which will take effect at 12 a.m. May 4 and will remain in effect until rescinded, was prompted by an inordinately low water level in the areas due to a regional drought. These special regulations are necessary to minimize the likelihood of motorized vehicles or airboats starting fires that will harm wildlife and wildlife habitat.