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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

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
MASS Haptic

Media Alert: New UF/IFAS pavilion to showcase renewable building materials

July 17, 2024

What: Construction of the MASS Haptic timber pavilion When: Tuesday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: The lawn east of the Constans Theatre, 1800 McCarty Drive, Gainesville. Look for a green fence encircling the construction ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Atelier Mey, Austin Cary Forest, Carbon Footprint, CLT, Construction, Cross-laminated Timber, Educational Pavilion, Fisheries & Geomatics Sciences, Gainesville, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Locally Grown, Locally Sourced, MASS Haptic, Outdoor, Pavilion, Reitz Union, Renewable Resources, School Of Forest, SFFGS, Sustainable, UF, University Of Florida
photo illustration of resource conservation, with green earth globe set against backdrop of lush, green vegetation. [credit: pixabay.com, satheesh sankaran]

Sarasota County Green Map: Medical and Life Sciences Business Partners

July 17, 2024

Sarasota County has taken another step towards a greener future with the launch of its new Green Business Partnership Map.  The goal is to showcase and promote local businesses dedicated to environmental practices, encouraging residents and ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation
Tags: Conservation, Environmental Sustainability, GBP, Green Business, Green Business Partnership, Pgm_Waste, Resources, Waste Reduction

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