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EAST FLORIDA (Madison County, east and south)
December 11 Learn & Burn Workshop: Invasive Species Control & Prescribed Fire (link), 9 am - 3 pm ET, Glen St. Mary Nursery, 7703 Glen Nursery Rd, Glen St Mary, FL 32040. Landowners and land managers are invited to learn from experts about the relationship between prescribed fire and invasive species control. Get boots on the ground experience with control techniques, walk-through a recently treated site, and learn about resources available to you! A prescribed burn at this site will be done in January, 2020. Free, lunch included. CEUs pending approval. Register now, space is limited. See link above for details and registration. Contact Alicia Halbritter with questions, 904-259-3520, aliciah1221@ufl.edu
January 23, 2020 Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration and Management Workshop (pdf link), Marion County. Provided by the UF/IFAS Florida Land Steward Program and Florida Forest Service. Join us to learn about longleaf pine forest habitat restoration and management, associated enterprises, and available technical and cost-share assistance. $15.00 per person includes lunch and materials. Register online at https://fls-workshop012320.eventbrite.com.
January 28 Herbicide Use for Natural Areas (link), 9 am to 4 pm, Osceola County Extenstion Service Building, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Provided by Osceola Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. Topics include reading a herbicide label, safety, treatment recommendations, mixing math, decontamination, calibration and integrating herbicide use, restoration and success criteria in to your invasive plant management plans. See link above for details and registration.
February 11-13 Wildlife and Invasive Species Education (WISE) Workshop (link), UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension, 7620 SR 471, Bushnell, FL 33513.Topics include Living with Panthers, The Florida Back Bear, Invasive Plants. Goliath Grouper, Gopher Tortoises, Horseshoe crabs, Pollinators, Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife, Venomous Snakes, Invasive Fish, and Landscaping for Wildlife. Registration is $45.00 per person for both days, includes lunch, snacks, drinks, and educational materials. Single day registration is $25.00 per person, See link above for details and registration. This event fills up fast, so register soon.

 

WEST FLORIDA (Jefferson County and west)
December 18 Learn How to Write a Prescribed Burn Prescription, Washington County, 8:30 am - 12 pm CT, UF/IFAS Washington County Extension Service, East Wing conference room accessed from the east parking lot, 1424 Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL 32428. FWC, Florida Forest Service, and Tall Timbers Research Station staff, in cooperation with UF/IFAS Extension and USDA-NRCS, are providing this opportunity to guide private landowners through the process of writing a Burn Prescription for a designated location using current conditions. Landowners will write a burn prescription and will be provided links to information useful to assist them in filling out a Florida Forest Service burn prescription form. Contact: UF/IFAS Washington County Extension at 850-638-6265.
January 22, 2020 Learn & Burn Workshop, Washington County, 8:00 am - 4 pm CT, 2706 Roche Rd, Chipley, FL 32428 (Southeast of Vernon, FL). FWC, Florida Forest Service, and Tall Timbers Research Station staff, in cooperation with USDA-NRCS, the NWTF and Farm Credit, are providing this opportunity for private landowners to walk through the planning and burn prescription process for the burn that will be conducted that day. Landowners will be assigned a mentor for the burn as they experience everything from writing the prescription to completing the burn on the property. Cotton jeans / pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, safety glasses, all leather hiking / work boots with heavy soles (Vibram, leather etc.), and leather gloves are required to participate in the burn. Due to the need for good weather conditions to conduct the burn alternative dates 23rd through 25th may be used for this event. Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather. A signed release form will also be required to participate in the burn. Farm Credit will be providing lunch free of charge, but you must pre-register by January 10, 2020. Contact: Don Buchanan by email  Don.buchanan@myfwc or call 850-381-3522.
February 18 Learn & Burn Workshop, Okaloosa County, 8:00 am - 4 pm CT, Gum Creek Lodge located at 5741 Gum Creek Lodge Rd, Baker, FL 32531. FWC, Florida Forest Service, and Tall Timbers Research Station staff, in cooperation with USDA-NRCS, the NWTF and Farm Credit, are providing an opportunity for private landowners to walk through the planning and burn prescription process for the burn that will be conducted that day. Landowners will be assigned a mentor for the burn as they experience everything from writing the prescription to completing the burn on the property. Cotton jeans / pants, long-sleeved cotton shirt, safety glasses, all leather hiking/work boots with heavy soles (Vibram, leather etc.), and leather gloves are required to participate in the burn. Due to the need for good weather conditions to conduct the burn alternative dates 19th through 22th may be used for this event. Participants will be notified of any changes due to weather. A signed release form will also be required to participate in the burn. Farm Credit will be providing lunch free of charge, but you must pre-register by February 07, 2020. Contact: Don Buchanan by email  Don.buchanan@myfwc or call 850-381-3522.
February 23-25 Southeastern Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting: Recovering From the Storm: Where We Have Been, and Where We Are Going (link). Edgewater Resort, Panama City Beach, FL. While Hurricane Michael impacts and recovery topics will be on the agenda, the meeting will provide information to help us through future catastrophic forest losses, including floods, fire, and insect and disease outbreaks. See link above for details and registration.

 

WEBINARS / REGIONAL EVENTS
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.
December 10 Conservation Webinar: Using Soil Health Practices to Improve Water Quality (link), 2 pm ET. See link for details and to join the webinar.
March 10-11, 2020 Forest Economic Contributions Summit (link), New Orleans, LA. This summit will connect forestry economic contribution analysts, economic development specialists, and advocates to learn from each other. Improve the understanding, usage and communication of forestry economic contribution data to promote forestry and the forest products industry. See link above for details, registration, related reports, and economic news. Contact Leslie Boby, Southern Region Forestry Extension, lboby@sref.info if you have any questions.
On Demand Forestry Webinar: Emerald Ash Borer Update (link), pre-recorded, available on-demand.
Upcoming Southern Fire Exchange Webinars (link)

 

 

Last updated 12/9/19