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EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
August 9 and 16 Certified Arborist Training (link), 9 am – 5 pm, City of Palm Coast City Hall, 160 Lake Avenue, Palm Coast, FL. $60/person. See link above for details and registration or contact Prissy Fletcher at pfletch@ufl.edu.
September 19 Florida Forest Stewardship Tour at RFM Farms, Property of Bob and Frances McGranahan, Suwannee County (pdf link), 9 am to 2 pm ET, RFM Farms, Suwannee County. Topics will include slash and longleaf pine management, pine straw, forest health, invasive species, wildlife management, assistance, resources, and hurricane preparedness and recovery. $15/person. See link above for details and directions. Register online at https://fsp-tour091919.eventbrite.com/.
September 24 Certified Pile Burn Course, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, UF/IFAS West Central Agricultural Center, 7620 SR 471 Bushnell, FL 33513. This course will allow a landowner to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently. When the weather is dry, certified pile burners will receive priority for authorization to burn.  In addition, certified pile burners can burn up to two hours longer per day and get multiple authorizations. The cost of the class is $50 and includes lunch, materials and exam.  Please register early; this class usually is to capacity by mid-August. All attendees must pre-register by September 24, 2019 in order to reserve your spot.  To register call DarLinda Duteau of the UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Office at 352-569-6865.
September 30-October 2 Public Land Acquisition & Management Partnership 2019 Conference (link), World Golf Village Resort, 500 S Legacy Trail,St. Augustine, FL. Hosted by Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection. This statewide conference focuses on public land acquisition and management issues in Florida. Local, regional, state, federal, non-profit and private land managers; land acquisition specialists and agents; water managers, engineers, planners, attorneys, surveyors, appraisers, architects, public officials, non-profit groups, consultants, and others interested in conservation land planning are invited to attend. See link above for details and registration.
October 29 Grass/sedge Identification Workshop, Wekiwa Springs State Park, 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka, FL 32712. Provided by the Central Florida, East Central Florida and Osceola CISMAs and the Florida Forest Stewardship Program. This will be an all-day training with a classroom and field portion and a hands-on ID session. We will have guest lecturers in the morning and instructors for the ID portion that are experts in this field and the training will be for all levels of expertise. Native and invasive species will be discussed. Free workshop. Various categories of CEUs pending approval. Mark your calendar.
November 21-22 2019 Organic Food and Farming Summit: Sowing the Gap (link), Renaissance Hotel at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL. Presented by Florida Organic Growers. See link above for details and registration.


WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
August 20-22 2019 Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show: Forest Strong (link), Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, FL. See link above for details and registration.
August 27-28 Florida Forests & Drinking Water Partnership Workshop (link), Apalachicola and Eastpoint, FL. Join us to learn about and engage in the connection between forest management and drinking water quantity and quality. The event starts with a field tour of Tate's Hell State Forest led by the Florida Forest Service, and a boat tour of the Apalachicola Estuary by the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve on Tuesday afternoon August 27th. The all day workshop begins the morning of Wednesday August 28th at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Nature Center in Eastpoint, FL. See link above for details and registration. Registration required by August 16.
October 3 Florida Forest Stewardship Tour at Crooked Creek Preserve, Property of Billy and Marcia Boothe, Gadsden County (pdf link), 9 am to 2 pm ET. Note all times Eastern. Topics will include longleaf pine forest restoration, promoting pollinators, sources of assistance, hurricane recovery, and more. $15/person. See link above for details and directions. Register online at https://fsp-tour100319.eventbrite.com.


On Demand Conservation Webinar: Soil Health Pays (link), see link for details and to view webinar.
December 9-10 12th Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference (link), Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, Athens, GA. Topics include spatial analysis, UAVs, forest inventory, mapping, modeling, remote sensing, GPS, forest health, geospatial technologies, and LiDAR. See link above for details and registration
Upcoming Southern Fire Exchange Webinars (link)



Last updated 7/18/19