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Removing invasive caimans from Florida Everglades, UF/IFAS study reveals successful strategies

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August 7, 2023

Highlights The introduction of spectacled caimans into Florida, reported as early as the 1950s, has impacted the biodiversity of native wildlife in some of the most sensitive areas of the Florida Everglades. A University of Florida study, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #FWS, Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands, C-111 Project, Caiman, Caiman Removal Project, CERP, Common Caiman, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Croc Docs, Florida Everglades, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Frank Mazzotti, FWC, Invasive Species, News, Sidney Godfrey, South Florida, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Spectacled Caiman, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Wildlife

Investigación de UF/IFAS revela estrategias exitosas para la remoción de caimanes invasores de los Everglades en Florida

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August 7, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Notas destacadas La introducción de caimanes de anteojos en Florida, cuyos primeros reportes tuvieron lugar ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Babilla, Caimanes, Caimanes De Anteojos, CERP, Comision De Conservacion De Pesca Y Vida Silvestre De Florida, Cuerpo De Ingenieros Del Ejercito De EEUU, Departamento De Ecología Y Conservación De Vida Silvestre, Distrito De Administración Del Agua Del Sur De Florida, Drew Bartlett, Español, Especie Invasora, Everglades, FLREC, Frank Mazzotti, Fundacion Nacional De Pesca Y Vida Silvestre, Granja De Crocodilidos, Guajipal, Humedales Costeros De La Bahía De Biscayne, James Booth, Journal Management Of Biological Invasions, Larry Williams, Plan Integral De Restauracion De Los Everglades, Proyecto De Remocion De Caimanes De Anteojos, Proyecto Del Canal C-111, Remocion, Roger Young, Servicio De Pesca Y Vida Silvestre De Los EE.UU, Sidney Godfrey, Spanish, Sur De Florida, The Croc Docs, UF-IFAS

August First Friday with Florida First Detector

August 7, 2023

Recap of August First Friday with Florida First Detector In August, we talked about invasive pests on citrus. Historically, the citrus industry has been super important in Florida and continued to be today. Despite challenges in citrus production ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Biosecurity, Citrus, Early Detection, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, SeminoleCountyAg

Ticks and Tickborne Illness in Florida, a new episode from Naturally Florida

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August 4, 2023

In this episode we explore the creepiest, crawliest, grossest of arachnids, ticks. And no, we don't feel bad calling them gross! Tick-borne illnesses can wreak havoc on people's lives and there is still so much we don't know about them. On ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation
Tags: Lara Milligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Ticks
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Aquatic Hitchhikers: How long does giant salvinia survive on my boat bunk?

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August 4, 2023

This blog post was written by Corrina Vuillequez, Agronomy graduate student with UF/IFAS CAIP and aquatic plant control intern for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. You might be wondering, “What if my boat has been out of the water for ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Boating, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Research, Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Research
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Forest Landowner Academy: Enroll at any time

August 3, 2023

The University of Florida offers online educational opportunities through the UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning Catalog. UF/IFAS Extension experts in forestry and natural resources topics recently launched a new category, Forest Resources and ... READ MORE

Category: Forests
Tags: Chris Demers, Extension Online Learning, Ffgs, Forest Landowner Academy, Forest Management, Forestry, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
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Spotlight on Florida Master Naturalist Stephanie Santiago

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August 3, 2023

The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's citizens and visitors. We’re highlighting graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Fort Pierce, Gioeli, Master Naturalist, Port St Lucie, Saint Lucie, Sea Turtle, St. Lucie
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Congratulations 2023 Florida Master Naturalist Graduates

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August 2, 2023

Congratulations to the graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Programs conducted in 2023 through UF/IFAS Extension offices on the Treasure Coast. The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is an adult education program developed ... READ MORE

Category: , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Coastal Shoreline Restoration, Environmental Interpretation, Habitat Evaluation, Master Naturalist

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