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Trees should be treated as infrastructure


January 24, 2022

By Dr. J. Scott Angle, Dr. Andra Johnson, and Ed Bravo Trees’ little brothers are shrubs and green groundcover, but their concrete cousins include streets, sidewalks and sewers. On Florida Arbor Day (Jan. 22), we pay homage to trees ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forest Resources And Conservation, Natural Resources, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Trees, Urban Ecology

Florida Land Steward Update, January 21, 2022


January 21, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS BILL BLACK AND DENISE MATTHEWS, 2022 FLORIDA LAND STEWARDS OF THE YEAR! We congratulate Bill Black and Denise Matthews for the outstanding stewardship of their Sparkleberry Farm property in Alachua County. As a result of their ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forest Resources And Conservation, Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation, Prescribed Fires, Timber, Trees, Urban Ecology

Trees should be treated as infrastructure


January 20, 2022

By Dr. J. Scott Angle, Dr. Andra Johnson, and Ed Bravo Trees’ little brothers are shrubs and green groundcover, but their concrete cousins include streets, sidewalks and sewers. On Florida Arbor Day (Jan. 22), we pay homage to trees ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Forest, Forest Resources And Conservation, Natural Resources, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Trees, Urban Ecology

Congratulations Bill Black and Denise Matthews of Sparkleberry Farm, 2022 Florida Land Stewards of the Year, Alachua County, FL


January 19, 2022

Bill Black and Denise Matthews purchased their 80-acre Sparkleberry Farm property in November 2010. Their goal was to transform the neglected stands of pine, cypress, and hardwoods into a more productive and sustainable condition for timber ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resource Conservation, Prescribed Fires, Timber, Trees
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Biking and Birding the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) on the Herbert Hoover Dike


January 14, 2022

One of my favorite past times is hitting the trails on my bicycle and exploring Florida's natural areas. So on a sunny Saturday in December, I strapped my Trek FX3 on my bike rack and drove out to explore the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trial ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Alligator, Audubon, Bird, Lake Okeechobee, Okeechobee, Trail, Wood Stork
farm field of vegetables

2022 Guide to Seminole County Farms and Farmers Markets


January 7, 2022

Where can I buy locally grown food? Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 2022 Farm Tour, Farm Tour, Farms, Local Ag, Local Food, Seminole County, Think Local
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Florida Master Naturalist Environmental Interpretation Course Begins Jan. 31, 2022


December 20, 2021

The UF/ IFAS Extension St Lucie County is pleased to announce the upcoming Florida Master Naturalist Program Environmental Interpretation course. This FMNP course provides 24 hours of educational coursework including presentations, class discussions ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Master Naturalist, FMNP, Interpretation

SWFWMD, FWC, UF launch shocking snook study in King’s Bay


December 15, 2021

Written by Buster Thompson, Chronicle Reporter Anglers fish with hooks, lines, and sinkers to get their catch of the day. Biologists on the other hand use electrofishing to stun and collect their wild specimens, and state scientists needed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Boating, Fisheries, Fishing, FWC, Recreation, Snook, Springs, SRWMD, Suwannee River

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