Environment

University of Florida IFAS Extension Leon County faculty members Stan Rosenthal and Will Sheftall collaborate with UF Extension colleagues on campus, at North Florida Research & Education Center, and in neighboring counties to plan programs that provide Solutions for Your Life in Leon County

  • for living sustainably to mitigate global warming and conserve energy, biodiversity, our drinking water and watershed resources;
  • for adapting to climate change in the ways we manage forests, wildlife and invasive exotic species in urban and rural landscapes;
  • for managing private rural lands and Leon County Greenways for timber, wildlife, biodiversity, recreation and aesthetics;
  • for managing urban and rural watersheds to recharge our aquifer and protect groundwater and surface waters from pollution.

Watershed Management 

  • LEON AND WAKULLA COUNTY PLANNING FORUM - 2011 Updates Coming Soon
  • Zoning Administration
  • Low Impact Development (LID) Practices for Florida
  • Planning Officials Training
  • Discount Information

Commercial Forestry       

Urban Forestry

LONGLEAF, LOBLOLLY AND SLASH: A COMPARISON OF SOUTHERN PINES WORKSHOP - FEBRUARY 16, 2012 FROM 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM  (see attached flyer)

Wildlife

  • 2011 FL-GA Game Management Program                               

    A program for landowners, managers, outdoors men and women and others interested in game habitat management, hunting, fishing, outdoor first aid and best natural resources management practices.

    Please note: On-line registration is available at http://flgagmus.eventbrite.com. 

     

    Topics for 2011 “FL-GA Game Management Field Update Series"

  • Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) Volunteer Program
    Are you interested in learning about our natural environment and teaching middle school students on field trips? Please consider enrolling NOW in our 2010 training class and volunteer program. Background training, field trip locations and field labs focus on the karst hydrogeology of the Wakulla Springshed (Leon Sinks, Wakulla Springs, Wakulla River), the upper springshed forests and streams (Lake Talquin State Forest, Apalachicola National Forest), and the coastal springshed marshes (St Marks National Wildlife Refuge). Student field trips are planned and conducted in partnership with participating middle schools in Leon and Wakulla counties, the UF-IFAS 4-H program in Leon and Wakulla counties, the LIFE Program (Learning in Florida's Environment) staff at DEP, and with staff at Wakulla Springs State Park, Leon Sinks Geological Area (Apalachicola National Forest), and St Marks National Wildlife Refuge.

                   

  • Are Cuban Tree Frogs Headed Our Way?
    Leon County Natural Resources Extension Agent Will Sheftall tells a humorous story about his encounter with a Cuban Tree Frog suspect at an indisposed moment, his quest to discover its identity, and the northward migration status of this sub-tropical invasive species now common in south and central Florida. Extension Wildlife Specialist Dr. Steve Johnson talks about the threat to our native frog populations and species from the Cuban tree frog likely coming our way, and what you can do to protect our rich native frog  biodiversity here in the Big Bend.
Blue Heron
 

 

 
  • Sustainable Floridians Leon 2011 (EcoTeam Facilitator Training) -
  • Friday morning classes 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (see flyer)

 

 

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