Request your copy of the 2023 Florida Land Steward wall calendar! An annual land stewardship tradition, the Florida Land Steward calendar features beautiful photography, habitat management tips, landowner and management highlights, resource contacts, partnership opportunities, and more. These make a great Holiday gift for the land steward or outdoor enthusiast on your list. Request your calendar by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address. These are first come, first serve to interested landowners, while supplies last.
If you would like to contribute to the production of future editions of the Florida Land Steward Calendar you can donate at https://wildlifeflorida.org/wildlife/ In the “Comments” field please indicate “Private Lands Fund”. Thank you!
CONGRATULATIONS ALBERT FULLER: 2022 FLORIDA JON GOULD OUTSTANDING TREE FARMER OF THE YEAR!
The Florida Tree Farm Program is proud to congratulate Mr. Albert Fuller of Levy County as Florida’s 2022 Jon Gould Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. Mr. Fuller was selected for this award among other certified Tree Farm nominations in Florida, for implementing forest stewardship practices that protect and improve our forest resources and in recognition of his exceptional efforts to promote forest stewardship within his community. Read more about Albert Fuller in the Florida Land Steward 2022 Florida Outstanding Tree Farmer blog post.
Join us for a Tree Farm tour at Mr. Fuller’s property on December 8, 2022. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited so register soon.
WOMENS OUTDOOR GROUP STARTING UP IN 2023
Ladies!! Are you ready to connect with each other to learn about land ownership, management, and outdoor education from a woman’s perspective? Come join us as we enjoy sharing and learning together! Please contact Allison Nash, email@example.com,, (941) 725-1640 or Ginger Feagle, firstname.lastname@example.org, (386) 586-8249 to learn more about this new ladies’ group. Our first event will take place January 21, 2023 at UF Austin Cary Forest. Contact Allison or Ginger for details.
ANNOUNCING A NEW PUBLICATION: PLANTING SOUTHERN PINES IN FLORIDA
We are excited to announce the release of a brand-new publication on planting southern pines. Get the latest, science-based information on planting pines. From species selection to site preparation and product considerations, this is a great guide for landowners and land managers. Here’s the direct link to Planting Southern Pines in Florida
SIGN UP OPEN FOR USDA NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS) CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAMS
Apply by January 31, 2023
The Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) protects the agricultural viability and related conservation values of eligible land by limiting nonagricultural uses which negatively affect agricultural uses and conservation values. The ACEP protects grazing uses and related conservation values by restoring or conserving eligible grazing land. Under the Wetland Reserve Easement (WRE) component, landowners restore wetlands impacted by agriculture. Easements provide habitat for fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species, improve water quality, reduce flooding, recharge groundwater, protect biological diversity, provide resilience to climate change, and provide opportunities for limited recreational activities.
Contact your local NRCS office to apply for ACEP by January 31, 2023 for FY2023 funding.
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 email@example.com 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 the quarterly Florida Land Steward newsletter; updates on cost-share and other assistance programs, opportunities, and resources; and other stewardship related news and information.
UPCOMING 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.