NATIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK (NISAW)
February 27 - March 3, 2017
It's a good time to remind landowners and managers to be vigilant in monitoring your property or the land you manage for invasive species. The greatest risk of invasive plant introduction is when treatments take place with heavy equipment and soil disturbance. After thinnings, harvests, discing, tree planting and other treatments closely monitor those areas for invasive plants like cogongrass and many others.
Invasive species know no boundaries! The Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP) is working across land, agency and organization boundaries to address invasive species issues. Find information and assistance at http://www.floridainvasives.org/. For the latest about FISP and Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) activities check out the most recent FlSP Outreach Quarterly newsletter.
TIMBER TAX WEBINAR TODAY
Timber Tax Webinar, March 3, 2017: Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service, will present a webinar providing the latest tax info, filing season updates, practical tax tips on how to report timber sale, what timber-related expenses and losses can be deducted, who is responsible for filing 1099 on timber sales, and the IRS rules on record keeping and substantiating expenses. See link below for details:
March 3, 2017, American Forest Foundation Webinar: Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year (link), 1 pm ET.
Dr. Linda Wang's annual Timber Tax Tips publication and other related resources are available at the National Timber Tax website: http://www.timbertax.org/.
ONGOING SERVICES, INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS:
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?
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:
SOUTHERN REGION EXTENSION FORESTRYSee http://sref.info/ for the latest news, tools and offerings.