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2024 Hurricane Season Outlook

July 23, 2024

Recently, we held an amazing one-hour webinar about the Outlook of the 2024 Hurricane Season with Mr. Nick Carr, who is the Senior Forecaster at the National Weather Service (NWS), affiliated with NOAA. As you can guess, the intensity of the ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Florida, Hurricane Outlook, Hurricane Season, Hurricanes, NOAA, NWS, Outlook

Resilient Cedar Key team presents flooding adaptation plan

July 22, 2024

Local officials discuss adaptation actions  As the rate of sea-level rise continues to accelerate along the Gulf Coast and other areas of the United States, the City of Cedar Key is making strides to address current and future flooding concerns. ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Adaptation, Cedar Key, Climate Change, Coastal Systems, Flooding, Flooding Vulnerability Assessment, Florida Sea Grant, Resilience, Sea Level Rise

What Makes a Plant Invasive? The Invasion Process

July 19, 2024

This blog was written by Anelise Bullard, UF/IFAS CAIP communications intern. Let’s talk about the process through which a nonnative plant species becomes invasive. As we mentioned in our previous blog, all invasive plants start out as ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aquatic Plant Management, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Species Management, Natural Resources, Turning Science Into Solutions
Zebra longwing butterfly on a Jatropha plant

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census

July 19, 2024

The Great Southeast Pollinator Census This year will be the first year Florida will be participating in the Great Southeast Pollinator Census (GSEPC). Created by the University of Georgia Extension Services in 2019, the citizen science project ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bees, Butterflies, Census, Citizen Science, Flies, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Great Southeast Pollinator Census, Inaturalist, Moths, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_HortRes, PolliNATION, Pollinators, Wasps

Florida Land Steward Update, July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

OWN FOREST LAND IN FLORIDA? CHECK OUT THE NEW "MY FLORIDA FOREST LAND" VIDEO SERIES! A collaboration between the Florida Forest Service, Florida Forestry Association, the University of Florida, and filmmakers from Untamed Science; the goal ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation Easements, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest Health, Forest Management, Hurricane Preparation, Online Course, ProForest, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Southern Pine Beetle, Tree Farm, Wild Turkey, Wildlife
sunrise over the UF BioEnergy and Sustainable Technology Lab

Composting effort marks 15-years of sustainability, education, and community-building

July 18, 2024

When Dr. Ann Wilkie created the UF Student Compost Cooperative (SCC) in 2009, the goal was to promote sustainability at the campus level. Over the next 15 years, the SCC grew to welcome the wider UF community. It also provided garden plots for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Compost Cooperative And Gardens, Composting, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF Student Compost Cooperative

How it Happened: Tall Timbers Fire-Wildlife Research

July 18, 2024

When Edward Beadel purchased Hickory Hill Plantation, north of Tallahassee, Florida, in 1895, he saw an opportunity for a seasonal escape from the confines of his native New York City.  The wide tracts of longleaf-wiregrass forests just south ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Beadel Family, Fire Ecology, Herbert Stoddard, How It Happened, Prescribed Burns, Quail, Tall Timbers Research Station, UF-IFAS, WEC

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