In this issue: Florida Land Steward Partnership Receives USDA Two-Chief Award, A Look at North Florida Timber Resources and Markets, Invasive Species Feature: Ceasar weed, Update on the Tree Farm Program in Florida, Timber Price Update,Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar. Current and back issues here
SUMMER 2015 ISSUE OF THE FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE'S FLFORESTS NEWSLETTER
In this issue: FFS Sets National Prescribed Fire Record, Florida Forestry Economic Highlights, Florida Wildfire Update. Full issue here
SUMMER 2015 ISSUE OF FLORIDA'S WILDLIFE LEGACY INITIATIVE NEWSLETTER
In this issue: How we operate: A closer look at FL Wildlife Legacy Initiative, Mike Sisson joins FWLI, Florida's State Wildlife Grants - New Projects Announced!, Working to Restore Our Coral Reefs, Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership: Celebrating a Decade of Conservation Success, Crossing the finish line! A list of recently completed State Wildlife Grant Projects, Coalition on a Mission: Teaming With Wildlife. View current and back issues at FWLI Newsletter Web page
AUGUST 2015 ISSUE OF SOUTHERN FIRE EXCHANGE'S FIRE LINES NEWSLETTER
In this issue of our bimonthly newsletter, you will find articles that highlight research results from studies conducted in the Southeast on invasive species and fire: Feedback Relationships: Fire and Brazilian Pepper in Pine Savannas, Fire, Cogongrass, and Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration.
In addition, you will find the following articles sharing resources, news, and upcoming events: Resources on Fire and Invasive Species, Conference Opportunities Close to Home, Fall 2015 Prescribed Fire Council Meetings, Video Features Latest Research on Estimating Safety Zones, Cohesive Strategy: Southeast Region Update, New Spot Weather App for Florida. Current and back issues here:
FLORIDA LAND STEWARD PARTNERSHIP RECEIVES USDA TWO-CHIEF AWARD
Started in 2012 to better coordinate outreach and land management planning efforts for Florida’s private landowners, the Florida Land Steward Partnership recently received the USDA Joint Forestry Team’s Two-Chief Award. Receiving the award are Chris Demers, Michael Andreu, and Bill Giuliano, University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation and Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation; Anthony Grossman, Florida Forest Service; Joe Prenger, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; and Michael Bush, Natural Resources Conservation Service Florida State Office. This coalition created a first-of-its-kind, one-stop private landowner center to enhance natural resource management capabilities. The center utilizes multiple communication tools to deliver information and technical assistance to landowners, including a website, email listserv, Facebook page, and blog, to distribute land stewardship information and publicize upcoming events. Outreach programs organized and coordinated by Florida Land Steward partners are attended by diverse audiences. The partners also created multi-agency teams to develop whole-property management plans and provide technical assistance to landowners. Photo and more info here.
SOMETHING BUGGING YOUR TREES?
Do you have pests or a disease in your trees? Leaves or needles wilting, and you don’t know why? Sawdust falling out of your trees, and you don’t know how to save them? There is help: ask your question at the free Forest Health Diagnostic Forum: http://sfrc.ufl.edu/treehealth/forum/.
FOREST STEWARDSHIP VIDEOS - VIEW AND SHARE!
All the latest videos are on the Florida Forest Stewardship Program home page:
GOT AN INVASIVE SPECIES PROBLEM?
Go to floridainvasives.org for information, assistance and partnership opportunities.
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON A PARTICULAR TOPIC?
Check the vast array of extension publications available through UF/IFAS on the EDIS publication site: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ Wow, there’s a publication about that?
ONGOING SERVICES, INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS:
FWC REQUESTS REPORTS OF WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS:
- Report chipmunk sightings here: https://public.myfwc.com/hsc/chipmunk/getlatlong.aspx
- Report panther sightings here: https://public.myfwc.com/hsc/PantherSightings/getlatlong.aspx
- Report mink sightings here: https://public.myfwc.com/hsc/mink/getlatlong.aspx
- Report black bear sightings here: https://public.myfwc.com/fwri/blackbear/getlatlong.aspx
- Report southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus), short-tailed snake (Lampropeltis extenuata), and Florida pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus) here:
UF/IFAS SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION EXTENSION PROGRAMS
FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES WEBINARS
For a calendar of upcoming webinars in a variety of land management topics see:
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA CONTINUING FORESTRY EDUCATION CLASSES
See http://conted.warnell.uga.edu/ for the latest offerings.
ALABAMA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION FORESTRY WEBINARS