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2018 Events Calendar

 

     

EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
April 24-27 Prescribed Fire for Wildlife Workshop (link), Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33412. Provided by the FL Wildlife Society. This training will provide land managers and wildlife stewards with basic information on wildlife habitat management opportunities associated with prescribed fires in Florida. Basic Registration is $175 and full registration with all meals and lodging is $375. Registration deadline is April 12, 2018. Register online at link above. For additional information about this class please contact Jim Schortemeyer at (239) 455-5847 or Schortfire@aol.com
May 2-3 45th Annual SAF / SFRC Spring Symposium:"Get Proactive in the Age of Disturbance" (pdf link), Austin Cary Forest Campus near Gainesville, FL. Sponsored by the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation and Florida Division Society of American Foresters, this year’s Symposium will explore the range of disturbances that are affecting forest health and management, and some of the proactive steps we can take to address these growing challenges. Agenda topics will include: an update on breeding efforts to improve disease resistance, proactive management for extreme drought, spatial analysis strategies, current and future insect challenges, and more. This event has been approved for a total of 8.0 Category 1 SAF Continuing Forestry Education Credits. Special registration rate of $150 for current SAF members and certified Tree Farmers and Forest Stewardship landowners. See flier linked above for more details. Register online now at https://45-saf-sfrc-spring-symposium.eventbrite.com/
May 7-10 42nd Annual Aquatic Weed Control Short Course (link), Fort Lauderdale Coral Springs Marriott, Coral Springs, FL. Register at the early rate of $250 and save $50!  Early rate ends Feb. 26.  See link above for details and registration, or contact kimmer72@ufl.edu, (352)-294-3576.
May 17 Klausner Saw Mill Tour, Suwannee County (link), meet at Suwannee River State Park. 2 sessions: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Tour one of the most technologically advanced saw mills in the region and learn about the process of producing lumber from the raw material coming from your woodlands. Free, lunch included. sponsored by the Florida Tree Farm Program, American Forest Foundation (AFF); and provided in partnership with the Florida Forest Service (FFS) and the University of Florida, IFAS. The tour is limited to 15 people per session so register quickly for either the morning or afternoon session if you are interested. Call the UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension office, (386) 362-2771, to register.       
May 23-24 Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Workshop (link), UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension, Bushnell, FL. WISE is a continuing education event for Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists and others interested in these topics. Registration is $40.00 for both days or $25.00 for one day, lunch included. See link above for registration.
June 7 2018 Silviculture BMPs & Forestry Wildlife BMPs Workshop (link), 10 am to 3 pm ET, Florida Forest Service Office, 5353 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville. This is a free workshop designed to educate forest land managers about Silviculture BMPs for Water Quality and the Forestry Wildlife BMPs for State Imperiled Species. Participants will receive 4 hours of SAF CAT-1 CFE’s. Lunch on your own. To register contact Robin Holland, (352) 732-1781, Robin.Holland@freshfromflorida.com
June 11-13 Trees Florida 2018 Conference and Trade Show (link), Sanibel Harbour Resort, Fort Myers, FL. Provided by Florida Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. Approved for SAF CFEs. See link above for details.
June 12 S-131 Firefighter Type 1 Training (link), 9 am to 5 pm, Doyle Conner Bldg, Gainesville, FL. Provided by Natural Areas Training Academy. $75. See link above for details and registration. Register by May 15.
June 13-14 S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface (link), 9 am to 5 pm, Doyle Conner Bldg, Gainesville, FL. Provided by Natural Areas Training Academy. $100. See link above for details and registration. Register by May 15.
July 17 2018 Silviculture BMPs & Forestry Wildlife BMPs Workshop (link), 10 am to 3 pm ET, Suwannee River Water Mgt District Office, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak . This is a free workshop designed to educate forest land managers about Silviculture BMPs for Water Quality and the Forestry Wildlife BMPs for State Imperiled Species. Participants will receive 4 hours of SAF CAT-1 CFE’s. Lunch on your own. To register contact Robin Holland, (352) 732-1781, Robin.Holland@freshfromflorida.com
July 27-28 Florida Organic Growers’ Organic Food & Farming Summit (link), Hilton UF Conference Center in Gainesville, FL. Registration opens in May. See link above for more information.
September 18 2018 Silviculture BMPs & Forestry Wildlife BMPs Workshop (link), 10 am to 3 pm ET, Southwest FL Water Mgt District Office, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville . This is a free workshop designed to educate forest land managers about Silviculture BMPs for Water Quality and the Forestry Wildlife BMPs for State Imperiled Species. Participants will receive 4 hours of SAF CAT-1 CFE’s. Lunch on your own. To register contact Robin Holland, (352) 732-1781, Robin.Holland@freshfromflorida.com

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
April 21 Spring Field Day and Cattlemen’s Social (link), 3:00 to 7:00 pm CT, Williams’ Farm hay barn near Poplar Springs High School, Holmes County. Presented by Holmes County Cattlemen’s Association and UF/IFAS Extension Holmes County. See link above for details. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Kalyn Waters at (850) 547-1108. 
April 24 Spring Tree ID Workshop, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, Bear Creek Education Forest near Tallahassee. Pre-register by contacting Bear Creek Educational Forest, 850- 681-5892. Leave your name, e-mail address, and phone number on the machine if no one answers. You can also email tom.gilpin@freshfromflorida.com. Registration deadline is Friday, April 20.
April 26 Managing Invasive Plants for Longleaf and Wildlife (link), 8:30 am to 3:00 pm CT, 1956 Russell Road, Baker, FL. Rescheduled from March 19. Provided by the Longleaf Alliance, Six Rivers Invasive Species Management Area and other partners. Topics will include invasive plants id, cost share programs/resources, and demonstration of techniques and equipment. Mark your calendar. See Longleaf Alliance link above for details,
April 28 Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 3 (link), 9 am to 11 am ET, FAMU CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Presented by Florida A&M University. What are the action steps families can take to clear the title to their Family Heirs' Property? See link above for details and registration. For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu
May 26 Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 4 (link), 9 am to 11 am ET, FAMU CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Presented by Florida A&M University. What action steps help families resolve family conflict about Family Heirs' Property? For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu
August 28 Family Heirs Property in Florida: "Cloudy Titles" 2018 Workshop Series - Session 5 (link), 9 am to 11 am ET, FAMU CEP Teleconference Center, 2010 Pinder Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32307. Presented by Florida A&M University. What is the impact of clear title property and Family Heirs' property on economic wealth building and intergenerational transfer of wealth in the United States? For more information, contact Sandra Thomson, Ed.D. at (850) 599-3546, sandra.thompson@famu.edu

 

WEBINARS
April 23 Science & Technology Webinar: Fire, Smoke, and Air Quality (link), 3 pm ET, see link for details and to join.
April 24 Forestry Webinar: Storm-resilient Urban Forests: The Role of Species Selection & Maintenance Pruning (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join.
May 1 Forestry Webinar: Strong Roots, New Growth: Resolving Legal Challenges for Family-owned Forest and Farmland (link), 11 am ET. See link for details and to join.
May 22 Science & Technology Webinar: Bumble Bee Ecology and Conservation (link), 1 pm ET, see link for details and to join.
May 23 Forestry Webinar: Storm-resilient Urban Forests: Response Resilience, Are You Prepared to Respond (link), 1 pm ET. See link for details and to join.

 

   

 

Last updated 4/20/18