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Category: Conservation

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

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

Coastal Shoreline Restoration Experience through the Florida Master Naturalist Program

volunteers plant marsh grasses at the donor marsh

An ideal natural classroom In Cedar Key, we are actively working to restore and enhance shoreline habitats. There are many volunteer opportunities available, but the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) offers a chance to look deeper. Students develop… Read More

Marine Mammals Stranding Network

Taylor County Marine Mammals Stranding Network Florida has a broad marine mammals stranding network; however some counties in the Big Bend area were lacking a response group. The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with… Read More

Citizen Science and Marine Programs

Citizen Science in Taylor County Marine Programs Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global investigations. Hundreds of people around the US and Florida contribute with universities and Federal and State… Read More

Taylor County Scalloping – 2017 Season

Preliminary results of the 2017 scalloping season monitoring in Taylor County waters, Florida, USA. Scalloping in the Nature Coast and Big Bend seagrass beds regions of the GOM in Florida has historically been a very important recreational and… Read More