Category: Natural Resources

UF/IFAS CALS Alumni Earn Leadership Positions with the Society of American Foresters

By Kim Scotto and Dana Edwards GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After becoming involved with the Society of American Foresters (SAF) as students at the University of Florida, two alumni of the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS)… Read More

Follow the Big Bend Shellfish Trail

  Shellfish in Florida’s Big Bend Shellfish harvest and consumption in Florida is an important facet of the maritime heritage of many coastal towns. The Florida Big Bend has several towns that still harbor local shellfish fisheries. These… Read More

Biological Control For Pests

As spring approaches, we should all be aware that our pest problems will reappear.  There are many types of pests to consider:  insects, weeds, nematodes, and even some vertebrate species (such as the Cuban tree frog).  When combined… Read More

Spend a moment with a Florida Master Naturalist

Derek Wiberg, a certified Florida Master Naturalist, shares his insights and experience with Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) Instructor Katherine Clements. Derek is a Harvard-trained educator experienced in environmental science and guiding rain forest tours in Costa Rica. When he… Read More

A Rough 2018 for Mid-Florida Panhandle Seafood Industry: Post- Hurricane Michael

It will be a long time before the memories of Hurricane Michael fade in the mind’s eye of many seafood workers in the Mid-Florida Panhandle. Most people have been made aware of how destructive the storm surge was… Read More

Illinois pondweed: A native aquatic plant we love to hate

Illinois pondweed (Potmagoeton illinoensis) is a Florida native aquatic plant that provides valuable aquatic habitat and forage for wildlife. Additionally, pondweed can act as a pioneer species in recovering lake ecosystems, increasing dissolved oxygen levels and helping anchor… Read More