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PEST ALERT: Oriental Fruit Fly found again in Miami-Dade County

On June 1st of 2018, a single male of the Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF), Bactrocera dorsalis , was captured in south Miami-Dade County. Two additional males were captured in nearby detection traps on June 3rd.  There is an eradication program… Read More

Exit Interview: Zach Holmes

Zach Holmes graduated with a BS in WEC this Spring. He had an active undergraduate career, outlined below, and was awarded the WEC department’s “Outstanding Professional Promise” award. What did you do while you were an undergrad here?… Read More

How WEC Works: Karen Bailey

Dr. Karen Bailey is a recent graduate from SNRE’s Interdisciplinary Ecology doctoral program. Her dissertation was titled “Drought Adaptation among Small-Scale Farmers in Swaziland: Understanding Relationships with Capital, Cognition, and Wellbeing”. Dr. Bailey was advised by Drs. Bob… Read More

Storm Strategies for Individuals with Distinct Needs

Most people have the same basic preparedness needs as everyone else; however, some individuals have special needs that go beyond the basics. This blog was written for those who have age- or health-related disabilities, yet are able to… Read More

Learn about wildfire prevention at the upcoming S-130/190 training hosted by NATA in August

Are you fire ready? Spaces are quickly filling up for the Basic Wildland Firefighter (S-130/190) training! This workshop is hosted by NATA and will take place in August in Gainesville. Last month, we blogged about the value of S-130/190… Read More