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Florida Land Steward Update, July 8, 2022

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July 8, 2022

US FOREST SERVICE 2022 LONGLEAF PINE CONE CROP REPORT The US Forest Service’s 2022 longleaf pine cone crop report is now available. According to this year’s report, the regional cone crop is characterized as Fair for this year, with an ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Longleaf Pine, Natural Resources, Prescribed Fires, Timber, Tree Farm
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Invasive plants can threaten native species by changing seasonal animal behavior


June 15, 2022

Invasive plants don’t just outcompete native plants but can also change animal behavior in ways that disadvantage native plants as well. Invasive cogongrass is a problem in longleaf pine ecosystems. A new study found that when cogongrass ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cogongrass, Cotton Rat, Jesse Borden, Longleaf Pine, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Longleaf pine seedlings are highly resistant and resilient to fire

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October 28, 2021

Longleaf pine forests once dominated the southeastern Coastal Plain, but only 3% of this forest type remains today. Restoring longleaf pine forests is an important regional management goal. Two ways land managers restore the ecology of this ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Forest Management, Longleaf Pine, Prescribed Fire, ProForest, West Florida Research And Education Center

UF-led study connects Florida to the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory

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April 9, 2021

A new University of Florida-led study established a Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) research plot at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station within a longleaf pine forest. These forests are a focus of restoration efforts because longleaf ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Forest Restoration, Longleaf Pine, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatic Sciences, Smithsonian Institution
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Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources


October 16, 2020

Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Bobwhite Quail, Conservation, Eqip, Horticulture, Livestock, Longleaf Pine, NRCS, Organic, Soil Health, Water Conservation

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