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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Alachua County Residents to Become Citizen Scientists for the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

By Katrina Rossos Learning more about the species’ in your yard and neighborhood can be just as easy as stepping outside with your smartphone. This spring, the public—no matter their background—can become active ecologists in… Read More

NATA partners with Florida Park Service to offer first virtual Florida Fuels & Weather fire training

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Last month, the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) was pleased to collaborate with the Florida Park Service (FPS) to offer for the very first time a 100% virtual Florida Fuels & Weather fire training. This… Read More

NATA holds second 100% virtual S-131 training last week

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The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) held another successful 100% virtual S-131 training last week. Participants represented many different agencies and organizations, including the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Park Service, North Carolina… Read More

Pest Management in Deer Farming: First Steps Toward Best Practices

Deer on farms may be kept in pens (left) or free roaming (right). Penned deer are typically high-value animals that are used for breeding, whereas free-roaming deer are more often used to provide hunting opportunities…. Read More

Modeling the Spread of Ticks—And the Diseases They Carry

Tick populations are on the move in the U.S. The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) is expanding its range westward into the Great Plains. Deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), and Gulf Coast… Read More

New Online FMNP Courses Available

If you are interested in taking Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) courses, you still can – FMNP courses are being offered online. Unless otherwise noted, the online courses will still include field trips and/or in-person… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program Online – Coastal Shoreline Restoration

We are excited to announce that the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is offering online courses. The first offering, Coastal Shoreline Restoration (CSR), is scheduled for April 28 through May 12 and is open for… Read More