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Global team of scientists determine ‘fingerprint’ for how much heat, drought is too much for forests


April 5, 2022

How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers – by looking at decades of dying trees. Just published in the journal “Nature Communications,” ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Climate Change, Forest Health, Trees, William Hammond
Urban forestry in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Urban Trees, Pollen, and Allergenicity


April 4, 2022

Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket. Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies. Still, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Landscape Trees, Lawn And Garden, Pollen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Urban Forestry

Florida Land Steward Update, April 1, 2022


April 1, 2022

USDA PREPARING SUPPORT FOR FIRE-AFFECTED COUNTIES IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Florida Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) announces Bay, Liberty, Franklin, Gulf and Calhoun counties have received preliminary authorization ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Disasterpreparation, Floridalandsteward, Forest, Management, Prescribedfire, Timber, Timbertax, Trees, Wildfire
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New Florida Master Naturalist Environmental Interpretation Course Graduates


March 14, 2022

The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County congratulates the newest graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program in St Lucie County. On Monday, March 7, 2022, eighteen students successfully completed the Florida Master Natural Program (FMNP) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources
Tags: Coastal Shoreline Restoration, Florida Master Naturalist
Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Following the Panhandle fires? UF expert explains wildfire terms


March 9, 2022

As the Florida Forest Service provides updates on multiple wildfires affecting Bay, Calhoun and Gulf counties, people may encounter unfamiliar fire science terminology. To provide some explanation, we asked David Godwin, a fire ecologist ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: Adkins Avenue Fire, Bertha Swamp Road Fire, Chipola Complex, David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, News, Panhandle, Southern Fire Exchange, Star Avenue Fire, Wildfire

Nature lovers identify hundreds of plant species at DeLuca Preserve BioBlitz


March 8, 2022

Nearly 100 nature lovers flocked to the DeLuca Preserve to scout the property for animals and plants that live on the expanse. Visitors documented 1,600 sightings, and within those, observed 345 species. The “BioBlitz,” as it’s called, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, DeLuca, DeLuca Preserve, Inaturalist, INaturalist App

Florida Land Steward Update, March 4, 2022


March 4, 2022

NATIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK - WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING This week is National Invasive Species Week. During this week on our Florida Land Steward Facebook page we have shared some great posts from UF/IFAS Sea Grant Agent, Rick ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Timber, Timber Taxes, Trees

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