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New Episode from Naturally Florida
Naturally Florida (a podcast about Florida’s natural areas and the wild things that live here) recently released a new episode about invasive species vocabulary.
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Florida Invasive Species Council – The mission of the Florida Invasive Species Council is to reduce the impacts of invasive plants in Florida through the exchange of scientific, educational, and technical information – https://floridainvasivespecies.org/
Watch a webinar on proper terminology (Designed for practitioners) – https://ufl.zoom.us/rec/share/44S0gD4WDRW8Kd_iAl_RXGN5WQtde3BuIxKBOMpzZCYtMZ60-aQ79uGhUbX0PhE6.7fADGgWMwrlZqruO (taught by Shannon)
How You Can Help:
Research plants before you buy them! – Check the IFAS Assessment: https://assessment.ifas.ufl.edu/
Research permit requirements for nonnative wildlife and reptiles – https://myfwc.com/license/captive-wildlife/ and https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/rule-development/
Remove invasive species from your yard – Contact your local extension office for help: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/find-your-local-office/
Report sightings of nonnative plants and wildlife online or via smartphone app: https://www.eddmaps.org/
Report sightings of high-priority nonnative reptiles– Contact FWC’s invasive species hotline at 1-888-483-4681 or online at ExoticReports@MyFWC.com (include photos!) Examples of high-priority nonnative reptiles are any species of nonnative snake, tegu lizards, and monitor lizards but NOT iguanas
Sources for this Episode:
UF/IFAS EDIS Publication, “Standardized Invasive Species Terminology for Effective Outreach Education” (Shannon’s a co-author!) – https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdf/FR/FR439/FR439-Dsr1ns611r.pdf
Journal of Extension, “Invasive Species Terminology: Standardizing for Stakeholder Education” (Shannon’s a co-author!) – https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol58/iss3/27/#.YhZAiDBNQi0.link
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission websites: https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/nonnatives/
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