Florida Land Steward Update, August 12, 2022

SUMMER-FALL 2022 ISSUE OF QUARTERLY FLORIDA LAND STEWARD NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

In this issue: Congratulations Greg Marshall: Recipient of 2022 American Tree Farm System National Leadership Award, Invasive Species: What do Land Managers Need to Know, Timber Price Update, Certified Landowners, Events Calendar

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

Machine-planting pine trees, by Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS
FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CARBON SEQUESTRATION PROGRAM

Apply  by August 12, 5:00 PM ET
The Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2022 Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program, a state-funded grant aimed at establishing and protecting robust forest lands in Florida by providing incentive payments to landowners. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM today, August 12, 2022.

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) will provide incentive payments to landowners to encourage implementation of approved tree establishment practices, including: site preparation, seedling purchase, and planting.

More details and a program application can be accessed at the FFS Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program web site.  You can also contact your FFS County Forester to get signed up.  Find your FFS County Forester here.

NEW ONLINE PRESCRIBED FIRE TRAINING COURSE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE UF/IFAS EXTENSION CANVAS CATALOG

This course is designed to provide individuals with knowledge and resources to better accomplish their land management goals and to cultivate fire-educated communities. Topics include: Basic Fire Knowledge, How to Implement Prescribed Fire, Air Quality & Smoke, Fire Liability & Risk Reduction, Wildlife Management, Forest Management, and more. This course is free and for educational purposes only. It is not a professional certification course. See Prescribed Fire Training | CESRxFire for more details and to enroll.

HURRICANE SEASON IS UPON US

Keep an eye on the tropics and make sure you, your family, and your property are ready for the next storm headed our way. Our recorded webinar series on Hurricane Preparation and Recovery, as well as links to all the materials, are still available. All materials are available at our Florida Land Steward events and webinars page – see 2021 Hurricane Preparation & Recovery Webinars..

Don’t wait until after a disaster to get your farm records filled out with USDA Farm Service Agency. You’ll be ahead in the queue for assistance and will receive E-notifications about recovery programs from FSA after the storm. If you already have farm records in, review them and make sure they are complete and up-to date. Find your USDA Service Center here to get started.

REPORT YOUR WILD TURKEY SIGHTINGS THIS SUMMER

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s 2022 wild turkey summer survey has launched! Landowners, citizen scientists, conservationists, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts are invited to take part in this important annual survey. More details and reporting options here.

CHECK OUT THE FAMILY FOREST VIRTUAL COMMUNITY

Family forest owners are invited to join the American Forest Foundation’s (AFF) brand new virtual community, The Family Forest, a home for family forest owners and the people who support them. The Family Forest is a dedicated online space where people who care for family forest land can connect with others who share the same goals and aspirations. Learn more about AFF’s Family Forest Virtual Community.

GET FLORIDA LAND STEWARD EMAIL UPDATES

Don’t miss out on news and events! Sign up for the regular email updates! Send an email to Chris at cdemers@ufl.edu to be added to the email listserv. Florida Land Steward email updates are sent once a week or every other week and include the latest calendar of workshops, tours and other events; a link to the current issue of this quarterly newsletter; updates on cost-share and other assistance programs, opportunities, and resources; and other stewardship related news and information.

Florida Land Steward Program LogoUPCOMING EVENTS AND WEBINARS

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

HAVE AN EVENT OR RELATED NEWS TO SHARE?

Drop a line with the details and link(s) to Chris Demers at cdemers@ufl.edu.

CONSIDER A GIFT IN SUPPORT OF THE UF/IFAS FLORIDA LAND STEWARD PROGRAM

The mission of the UF/IFAS Florida Land Steward Program is to help and encourage private landowners to actively manage their land resources for long-term environmental, economic, and social benefits. This program is largely supported by partners and donors. If this program has made a difference in your land stewardship efforts please consider a gift.

Support the UF/IFAS Florida Land Steward Program here. Thanks!

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Posted: August 12, 2022


Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Forest, Forest Carbon, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Prescribed Fires, Timber, Tree Farm, Trees


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