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Florida Land Steward Update, January 21, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS BILL BLACK AND DENISE MATTHEWS, 2022 FLORIDA LAND STEWARDS OF THE YEAR! We congratulate Bill Black and Denise Matthews for the outstanding stewardship of their Sparkleberry Farm property in Alachua County. As a result of their continuous planning and hard work the property is home to abundant wildlife, longleaf pine, naturally regenerated slash and loblolly pine stands, hardwood swamps, and a rich groundcover Read More


Trees should be treated as infrastructure

By Dr. J. Scott Angle, Dr. Andra Johnson, and Ed Bravo Trees’ little brothers are shrubs and green groundcover, but their concrete cousins include streets, sidewalks and sewers. On Florida Arbor Day (Jan. 22), we pay homage to trees as work horses, not show horses. They cool urban heat islands, sequester carbon, shelter wildlife, and filter stormwater. There’s even been research indicating they reduce car crashes. It’s importantRead More

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Your Local UF/IFAS Extension County Office

Our Extension agents are here to help. UF/IFAS has Extension offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties as well as 12 Research and Education Centers (RECs), Research and Demonstration Sites (RDSs), and several other offices are located throughout the state. More...

The UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education

The PIE Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine how people think about, form and act on opinions regarding complex agricultural and natural resources issues, enabling the public and policymakers to make informed decisions to preserve Florida's agricultural and natural resources assets. More...

UF Water Institute

The UF Water Institute brings together teams of leading researchers, educators, and students to address complex water issues through innovative interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach to develop fundamental science, technologies, and policy alternatives for emerging ecological, agricultural and water supply issues. More...

UF/IFAS Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology (CLCE)

The CLCE promotes the protection and preservation of Florida's natural resources and quality of life through responsible management of horticultural landscaping and turfgrass. The interdisciplinary center has faculty throughout the state advancing research, Extension, and education efforts in multiple fields. More...

Florida Climate Institute

The Florida Climate Institute is a multi-disciplinary network of universities in Florida working together and with external partners in the public and private sectors to achieve a better understanding of climate variability and change, impacts, and societal response. More...


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