Category: Natural Resources

Ag BMPs: Implementation Verification Rulemaking Becomes Effective Today

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The 2016 Florida Water Bill established that agricultural best management practices (BMPs) are enforceable and that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) shall verify implementation of BMPs by enrolled producers and landowners. In short, simply… Read More

Wildland Fire training offered through Natural Areas Training Academy

The UF/IFAS Extension Natural Areas Training Academy (aka “NATA”) is currently offering 2 National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training courses taught by experienced Florida prescribed fire managers. The benefit of taking these courses with NATA? We have great instructors!… Read More

Dr. Gullible and Operation Skeeter Stop

  Situation: During 2016, reports about the Zika virus and associated health risks dominated the news throughout the nation, especially in Florida. In response, Hernando County Extension agents participated in the statewide “UF/IFAS 2016 Zika Challenge” program to… Read More

Natural Areas Training Academy in its 17th year of training land managers!

The mission of the Natural Areas Training Academy (aka “NATA”) is to create a network of land managers with current knowledge and skills to conserve Florida’s resources.  Natural areas managers in the Southeastern United States face unique challenges, due… Read More

Cooperative Fisheries Research in the Gulf of Mexico

DIVING FOR DATA, FISHING FOR FACTS: STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATIONS AND COOPERATIVE FISHERIES RESEARCH IN THE GULF OF MEXICO A.B. Collins, Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Extension, Manatee County, Palmetto, FL Situation: Cooperative research between fisheries scientists and stakeholders gaining traction… Read More