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NATA partners with Florida Park Service to offer first virtual Florida Fuels & Weather fire training


December 4, 2020

Last month, the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) was pleased to collaborate with the Florida Park Service (FPS) to offer for the very first time a 100% virtual Florida Fuels & Weather fire training. This training, typically offered ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fire, Florida Park Service, Fuels, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Trainings, Weather, Wildland Firefighter

UF Researchers Link Increasing Seasonal Drought to Longer Fire Seasons


July 12, 2019

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from University of Florida researchers examines the relationship between wet and dry season length and the potential for lightning-ignited fires. The study, led by faculty from the UF ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Drought, Fire, Jennifer Fill, Lightning, Prescribed Fires, Raelene Crandall, Rain, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

UF Researchers Link Increasing Seasonal Drought to Longer Fire Seasons


July 12, 2019

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from University of Florida researchers examines the relationship between wet and dry season length and the potential for lightning-ignited fires. The study, led by faculty from the UF ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Drought, Fire, Jennifer Fill, Lightning, Prescribed Fires, Raelene Crandall, Rain, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

Women in Ag: Raelene Crandall


March 28, 2018

By Kim Scotto   Dr. Raelene Crandall, assistant professor in the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation, fondly remembers her first fire: a prescribed prairie burn during an undergraduate internship with the Nature Conservancy. It ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Fire, IFAS, News, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Women's History Month

UF researcher: Controlled fires don’t eliminate invasive tree


November 2, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Researchers have, in the past, reintroduced fire to restore a forest without considering its effect on exotic species that have become invasive. But a recent study by a University of Florida researcher shows that fire actually ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Exotic, Fire, IFAS, Invasive, News, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Species

Wildland Fire training offered through Natural Areas Training Academy


April 21, 2017

The UF/IFAS Extension Natural Areas Training Academy (aka “NATA”) is currently offering 2 National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training courses taught by experienced Florida prescribed fire managers. The benefit of taking these courses ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fire, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Workshops

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