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Florida Land Steward Update, February 3, 2023

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February 3, 2023

ONLINE FOREST LANDOWNER ACADEMY NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT! The Forest Landowner Academy is the first of its kind offered by the University of Florida IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences on the UF/IFAS Extension Online Learning ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forest Resources And Conservation, Forestry, Natural Resources, News, Online Course, Prescribed Fires, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Timber, Tree Farm, Wildlife

Forest Landowner Academy Now Open for Enrollment

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February 2, 2023

The University of Florida IFAS Extension Online Learning Catalog has a brand new category, Forest Resources and Management. This will be the portal on which to access the online educational content developed by UF extension faculty and staff ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forest Resources And Conservation, Forestry, Natural Resources, Online Course, Timber, Tree Farm, Wildlife

UF/IFAS new global ecologist to address biodiversity in South Florida and beyond

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January 30, 2023

Florida is one of the most biodiverse states, ranking among the top five in the variety of bird and reptile species, according to studies commissioned by The Nature Conservancy. Unfortunately, Florida is also one of the leading states ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Biodiversity, Birding, California Academy Of Sciences, Citizen Science, City Nature Challenge, Climate Change, Conservation, Corey Callaghan, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Global Ecology, Inaturalist, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County, News, The Nature Conservancy, UF-IFAS, Urbanization, WEC, Wildlife
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New Episode from Naturally Florida – “Highlighting a Keystone Species: The Gopher Tortoise”


January 30, 2023

The gopher tortoise is not only a keystone species, but also an endemic species, making it special and important to the overall function of the ecosystems where it is found. In this episode we will explore the life of the gopher tortoise including ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Gopher Tortoise, Lmilligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Scarnevale, Wildlife

Florida Land Steward Update, January 20, 2023

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January 20, 2023

PRESCRIBED FIRE AWARENESS WEEK COMING UP Prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and reduce wildfire risk. Prescribed fire is safely applied by a team of fire experts under specified weather conditions ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awards, Ecosystem Services, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Prescribed Fires, Tree Farm, Trees, Wildlife

A Winter Wildlife Garden

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January 20, 2023

What do you see in the  photo on the left? A container of useless dead plants A bouquet of pollinator plants in their “winter” form A container showing plants that are a source of nesting and shelter for our over-wintering native ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Bees, Butterflies, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF-IFAS, Wildflowers, Wildlife

Florida Land Steward Update, January 13, 2023

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January 13, 2023

FLORIDA TREE FARM PROGRAM PREPARES FOR 2023 ASSESSMENT The Florida Tree Farm Program is preparing for our 2023 program assessment.  The Program has been assessed three times since 2010 with no significant issues.  The purpose of the assessment ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation Easements, Disaster Recovery, Ecosystem Services, Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Online Course, Timber, Tree Farm, Trees, Wildlife
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“Ground” Yourself By Planting Florida Native Plants

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January 8, 2023

Most gardeners everywhere enjoy the rewarding experience of being “grounded”, so to speak, by planting and maintaining beautiful garden spaces.  And what better way to become grounded in our local environment than by including Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Hurricane, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Plants, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Wildlife

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