August 2014 News and Views Posts (16)

August Update: Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

UPDATE

August 21, 2014

 

Treasury Releases Interim Final Rule for the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund.  Public Comment Period Closes September 15, 2014.

 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Prescribed Fire Programs in Florida

News Release: Florida Dept. of Agriculture August 21, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Forest Service oversees one of the most active prescribed fire programs in the country in order to reduce the risk of wildfires and keep Florida’s natural habitats healthy and growing.

During the past year, the Florida Forest Service reports that more than 2.5 million acres across Florida were treated with prescribed fire, one of the highest numbers ever reported by any state in…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 22, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments

From the Southern Fire Exhange: Fact Sheet on "Vegetation Treatment Options and Management Objectives: A Case Study in Longleaf Pine"

New Fact Sheet: "Vegetation Treatment Options and Management Objectives: A Case Study in Longleaf Pine"



Our recent SFE Fact Sheet (.pdf) summarizes some exciting research in…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 15, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

From the Southern Fire Exchange: Fact Sheet on "Mechanical Treatments and Herbicides as Fire Surrogates: State of the Science in Florida Ecosystems"

New Fact Sheet: "Mechanical Treatments and Herbicides as Fire Surrogates: State of the Science in Florida Ecosystems"



This recent SFE Fact Sheet (.pdf) provides a review of a thorough 2010 analysis of the state of the science by…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 15, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Treasury Issues RESTORE Act Interim Final Rule

To help further the recovery of communities affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the U.S. Treasury Department  announced that a new rule has been published in the Federal Register for Gulf Coast states and municipalities to receive funding for environmental restoration and economic development projects. The Interim Final Rule outlines grant programs for Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas that were established by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 14, 2014 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Hot Topics: A quarterly newsletter developed by the Southeast Regional Climate Change program.

The Southeast Regional Climate Change program has developed a quarterly newsletter, "Hot Topics". The newsletter contains information in regards to climate change and its relation to management actions. It will contain short stories, data links, project descriptions, and other forms of general information to keep interested parties informed about the process of planning and managing for climate change and the responses that national parks, visitors and resources are demonstrating. You can…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

NOAA Report on Sea Level Rise and Nuisance Flooding

Coastal Flooding Risk…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 13, 2014 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Updated Florida Climate Outlook and Precipitation Outlook for Species

The South Florida Ecological Services Office, USFWS, has provided updates on the Climate Outlook for Florida and…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 11, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

August Update: Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation

UPDATE

August 8, 2014

 

Gulf Restoration Council Prepares for Project Selection.

 

The Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund has more than $600 million in its coffers.  The monies are part…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 11, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Solicits Input for Strategic Planning

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance's Governors' Action Plan II was developed in 2009 as a 5-year strategic plan identifying actions that, if tackled by collaborative teams of experts, can go a long way in addressing regional challenges identified by all 5 Gulf State Governors. 

Now, five years later, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance has accomplished approximately 95% of the actions in Action Plan II. And, a lot has happened in the Gulf since 2009 when Action Plan…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 11, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

Scientists Predict Massive Urban Growth, Creation of ’Megalopolis’ in Southeast in Next 45 Years

RALEIGH, N.C.—Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes to land development, according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and North Carolina State University.

The predicted growth would come at the expense of agricultural and forest lands, creating an urban “megalopolis” stretching from Raleigh to Atlanta, which also raises a…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 11, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gulf Restoration Council Announces Proposal Submission and Evaluation Process, Proposal Submission Window Opening Next Month

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) has made significant progress in finalizing the processes for implementing restoration projects in the Gulf of Mexico. Approval of this process means Council members may begin submitting projects as early as next month with project evaluation and selection activities taking place later this fall. Click here to continue reading on the website:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 7, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Applications from private landowners being accepted for incentive payments to restore longleaf pine in the Ocala region:

Restoring Longleaf Pine Earns Landowners Incentive Payments

Apply by Aug. 13

Private landowners can apply for incentive payments to restore longleaf pine in the Ocala region including: Alachua, Brevard, Citrus, Clay, Hernando, Lake, Levy, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties. Applications are due to the Florida Forest Service by Aug. 13.  For information about applying contact your…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition to launch October 11

The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition 700-plus mile journey across the state of Florida is set to commence in 70 days on October 11, 2014.…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Issue of Fire Lines Newsletter out from the Southern Fire Exchange

New Issue of…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 4, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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