Category: Conservation

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS

Every Earth Day needs a scientific perspective. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has hundreds of scientists and educators ready to share scientific insights into today’s most important environmental issues. See below to some… Read More

IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL LITERACY FOR MORE INFORMED USE OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES K. Stump, J.S. Strickland, B. Justesen, J. Sullivan, and G. Murza, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL.

Situation: Although it is a county historically dominated by agriculture, Osceola County is rapidly urbanizing. This growth has led to the development of rural agricultural lands. However, undeveloped agricultural areas contain natural resources, provide habitat for wildlife, and… Read More

DNA Evidence Shows Burmese Pythons Infiltrating Everglades Bird Colonies

Scientists with the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found that Burmese pythons are occupying bird nesting areas in the Everglades, suggesting that pythons are attracted to wading birds where they breed. These findings… Read More

Featured Student Friday: Christine Swanson

Each week, SFRC highlights a fantastic student or alumnus for #FeaturedStudentFriday. Today’s student is Christine Swanson, a Forest Resources and Conservation Ph.D. student. Christine is advised by Dr. Stephanie Bohlman.   What’s the best thing about your current… Read More

Artisanal Soap Keeps Community Clean

A study of one Brazilian community finds women entrepreneurs there are recycling cooking oil and making a profit. The artisanal soap they produce from the used oil keeps the community clean by preventing soil and water contamination. Carlita… Read More

Featured Student Friday: Sthefanny Houghton

Each week, SFRC highlights a fantastic student or alumnus for #FeaturedStudentFriday. Today’s alum is Sthefanny Houghton, who earned her BS in Natural Resource Conservation (with a concentration in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences) with SFRC in 2014. Sthefanny now works… Read More

Our Landscapes in the Watershed

Where Do You Live? Where do you live? Think about that for a moment – it is a rather easy question to answer. I commonly ask this question at different programs. Most of the time I get responses… Read More

Are You Florida-Friendly?

  Learning to Landscape If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the… Read More