Florida Land Steward Update, April 15, 2022

NORTH FLORIDA PRESCRIBED BURN ASSOCIATION’S FIRE IN THE PINES NEWSLETTER (VOL. 3, ISSUE 1) NOW AVAILABLE

In this issue:  Message from the President, NFPBA Coordinator’s Report, April to June Fire Weather Outlook, Conservation Easements, Availability of Prescribed Burn Classes, Hotspot Profile. See the Fire in the Pines newsletter here.

TAX DAY MONDAY APRIL 18

Last call for timber tax tips! To help you understand the forestry specific tax provisions and how the general tax rules apply to your forestry activities, see the Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2021 Tax Year.  For more information and discussion on this topic, see the Regional Woodland Stewards webinar series on this topic in the prerecorded on-demand webinars in the calendar to the right.

Bill Black and Denise Matthews at Sparkleberry Farm, Alachua County, Florida, photo by Bill Black
BILL BLACK AND DENISE MATTHEWS, 2022 FLORIDA LAND STEWARDS OF THE YEAR, RECOGNIZED AT ALACHUA COUNTY COMMISSION’S PUBLIC MEETING

Bill and Denise were recognized this week for their outstanding land stewardship efforts on April 12, at the Alachua County Commission’s public meeting. The recognition was very well received by the Commissioners and the public in attendance. Commissioners were all appreciative of their land stewardship efforts and some expressed interest in visiting the property. We’ll be planning a tour at Sparkleberry Farm in the fall. Watch these updates for information to be posted.

Read more about our 2022 Florida Land Stewards of the Year here.

 

 

PRESCRIBED BURN ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FROM ATTACK-ONE FIRE MANAGEMENT SERVICES, TALL TIMBERS RESEARCH STATION, AND ALACHUA CONSERVATION TRUST

Attack-One Fire Management Services is grant-funded to assist landowners with current NRCS contracts with prescribed fire planning and implementation throughout Florida and Georgia. We can also assist landowners who have former NRCS contracts with prescribed fire consultation, planning and implementation with active Gopher Tortoise habitat present. For more information email Kevin Carter, kevin@attack-one.com or call (850) 926-6534These organizations are available to meet onsite with landowners to discuss their goals and assist with prescribed burn prescription and implementation.

Tall Timbers Research Station is funded by a Longleaf Legacy Landscape project to provide fire consultation, planning, and implementation to private landowners in the Florida Panhandle from Pensacola to Lake City and in west Georgia as far north as the Chattahoochee Fall Line (Columbus, GA). Contact Jeremiah Cates, jcates@talltimbers.org, (850) 381-8707. Also see their web page for more details: Private Lands Prescribed Fire Project – Tall Timbers

Alachua Conservation Trust has a prescribed fire specialist available to assist private landowners with burn planning and implementation in Alachua, Putnam, Marion, Levy, Bradford, Clay, Union, and portions of Columbia, Suwannee, Flagler, Volusia, Lake, Sumter, and Citrus Counties. Contact Barry Coulliette at barry@alachuaconservationtrust.org , 904-838-8591. Barry is also the Coordinator for the North Florida Prescribed Burn Association.

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND WEBINARS

See our Events Calendar and News page for upcoming events, webinars, webinar and event materials.

ACCESS THE QUARTERLY FLORIDA LAND STEWARD NEWSLETTER ONLINE

Access the current and back issues of the quarterly Florida Land Steward newsletter here.

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Posted: April 15, 2022


Category: Conservation, Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forestry, Landowner, Prescribed Fires


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