There is nothing better than a cozy fire and a beverage of choice on a cold night. Humans have enjoyed it from the bonfires of Samhain, the campfires of our youth, to Burning Man. If you have channeled your inner Paul Bunyan and split a cord ... READ MORE
Adding fuel to the argument to use fire as a healthy forest management tool, University of Florida scientists say important pollinators survive the temporary displacement, while a common disease carrier often loses the battle.
A pair of documents ... READ MORE
Let’s travel back in time—to an early 16th century summer. You’re standing in an uncut longleaf pine forest in Florida; you have a ¼ mile view in every direction. Yellow and purple flowers dot the landscape of wiregrass, saw palmetto, ... READ MORE
As a hurricane-prone state, Florida knows all too well the concerns that come with hurricanes -- storm surge, hazardous debris, dangerous wind speeds. But what about wildfires?
Though wildfires aren’t usually the first concern after a hurricane, ... READ MORE
Are you ready to become a grill master? Join Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Seminole Tribe 4-H for the inaugural SoFlo 4-H Tailgate Competition!
The purpose of this contest is to teach youth the art of preparing beef, pork, poultry, ... READ MORE
This story was written by Stephen Wasp and Raelene Crandall, and published by the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences Blog.
“Anchor point” is a term used by wildland firefighters to define a point of safety– ... READ MORE
What is Cracker Day?
After two years’ hiatus due to some creepy crawly virus, Cracker Day returns with a vengeance. Where else can you go to eat beef that’s been slow-grilled over Blackjack oak all night long, enjoy professional bull ... READ MORE
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
Jan. 23-29, 2022, is Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, and we're helping you learn more about this vital function with the family-friendly Fire Fest 2022 event.
Fire Fest is a fun opportunity for the whole family to learn how fire ... READ MORE
Florida ecosystems have evolved with fire as a part of their system. Without periodic and regular exposure to fire, Florida's ecosystems often become unbalanced.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the US embarked on a nationwide effort ... READ MORE