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Investigating drivers of seasonal shifts in fish abundance in the Homosassa River system


April 6, 2020

Written by Taylor Dluzniewski, M.S. in UF IFAS SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Florida is home to the world’s highest density of springs and the largest springs by volume (Force 2000). A key feature of Florida springs is their relatively ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Fisheries, FWC, NCBS Graduate Students, Research, Suwannee River

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

Coastal Shoreline Restoration Experience through the Florida Master Naturalist Program


March 1, 2020

This course has been cancelled - see here for the rescheduled hybrid distance option. An ideal natural classroom In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
horseshoe crabs nesting on a beach

Citizen science training workshop for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch


March 1, 2020

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch is a popular citizen science program where trained volunteers survey, measure, tag, and release horseshoe crabs on Florida's beaches. Learn more about why we need to monitor our horseshoe crab populations in this ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Citizen Science, Coastal Habitat, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Horseshoe Crabs, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Volunteers, Research
two volunteers in a recently planted marsh shoreline

Spring 2020 Living Shoreline Volunteer Days


February 26, 2020

By Natalie Stephens Cedar Key locals, “snow birds”, Gainesville students, and travelers from all over are coming together to volunteer with the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station for their Spring 2020 living shoreline volunteer events! ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, NCBS Interns, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration
scarred seagrass

Seagrass restoration success rates revealed by new study


January 23, 2020

Seagrass restoration has a bad rap. Or, at least, recent studies about seagrass restoration report high costs and low success rates. But, much of what we know about seagrass restoration is buried deep in reports and permits, never finding its ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Boating, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, FWC, InsideNatureCoast, Research, Restoration, Seagrass, Seagrass Scarring

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