The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES).
Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE
It is mid-spring and time of nesting for much of the wildlife in the area. It is also noticeably warmer than our previous hikes. Due to my work schedule, and the surveys for other nesting activity, I did this hike earlier in the month and ... READ MORE
Imperiled (verb) – put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed.
In 2021 the Florida Department of Environmental Protection classified 44 area waterways in the Pensacola Bay System as imperiled. Such designations are based ... READ MORE
Return 'Em Right is launching its program to offshore anglers throughout the Gulf of Mexico today. By participating in a short online review of best practices anglers can receive free release gear valued at $100 to help reef fish survive release.
Each ... READ MORE
I recently saw a news clip about a new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) ruling for shrimpers. I was interested in this new ruling but also asked the question – “Where did all of the shrimpers go?”
What I mean ... READ MORE
Florida's newest Aquatic Preserve, the Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve (NCAP), is about to reach an important milestone. Since designation in 2020, managers and staff at Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have worked hard ... READ MORE
It is now spring, and wildlife is beginning to stir more. However, on this April day another cold front had just past the area and the morning temperature was 59°F. To add to this, there was a strong west wind that made it feel colder. ... READ MORE
If you have driven down Bayfront Parkway in downtown Pensacola over the last few weeks, you have likely noticed something new going on in the bay. Large “islands” of sand, planted with thin green grasses, dot the seascape just beyond ... READ MORE
2022 - Central District All Faculty Symposium - Natural Resources
J.Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County and Hernando County, Bushnell, FL
Situation: Florida is home to more than 7,800 freshwater lakes. The vastness of these water systems ... READ MORE
2022 - Central District All Faculty Symposium – Natural Resources
B.J. Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida
Situation: Recreational scalloping is a popular summertime activity and economic driver along Florida's ... READ MORE