Forest Landowner Academy Now Open for Enrollment

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Online Learning Catalog has a brand new category, Forest Resources and Management. This will be the portal on which to access the online educational content developed by UF extension faculty and staff in forestry and natural resource topics. The first offering, the Forest Landowner Academy, is now open for enrollment!

The Forest Landowner Academy

The Forest Landowner Academy is the first of its kind offered by the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences on the UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning catalog. Forest Landowners, and others in need of forest management information, are encouraged to enroll to connect with forest management experts at the University of Florida and receive quality core educational content on forestry and multiple-use stewardship concepts!

Gain comprehensive knowledge and skills related to forest resources and active management. The seven course modules cover key forest resource, management, and stewardship topics including:

  • Understanding your forest resources
  • Developing your management plan
  • Timber management
  • Marketing forest products
  • Other forest enterprises such as pine straw and hunting leases
  • Wildlife management
  • Planning for the future

Each module includes recorded video presentations from the field or virtual classroom, links to reference materials, and an assessment questionnaire where you can apply what you’ve learned to your land or situation and begin or continue planning and making contacts. In addition to being better prepared and equipped to be good stewards of their forest resources, those completing the course will earn a University of Florida Certificate of Completion. The enrollment fee is $150.

This course will be relevant for Florida landowners as well as those in the neighboring coastal plain regions of GA and AL. Landowners will build on this course as they receive information and attend educational events offered by the Florida Land Steward Program and other partners in Florida and neighboring states.

Enroll in the Forest Landowner Academy today on the Extension Online Learning Canvas Catalog:
Forest Landowner Academy – Forest Resources and Management (

For more information, contact:

Chris Demers at, 352.846.2375 or
Dr. Michael Andreu,


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Posted: February 2, 2023

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forest Resources And Conservation, Forestry, Natural Resources, Online Course, Timber, Tree Farm, Wildlife

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