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Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit cancelled due to hurricane

From the Southeast Florida Climate Compact:

Due to the uncertainty and projected course of Hurricane Matthew at this time, and subsequent emergency planning responsibilities of a large number of our…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on October 4, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Adaptation Coordinator position open with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

An Adaptation Coordinator (OPS Biological Scientist IV) position is currently posted with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Closing date is October 11, 2016. The posting can be seen and applied for at: https://jobs.myflorida.com/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-933708&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any 

Position details…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 30, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

FWS to protect plants in imperiled rocklands in Florida

FWS TO PROTECT PLANTS IN IMPERILED ROCKLANDS IN FLORIDA.

Greenwire (9/28, Subscription Publication) reports that the Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that “it’s extending Endangered Species Act protections to four South Florida plant species threatened by development and climate change — a move that could affect two major building projects.”…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Application deadline is November 15 for Wetland Reserve Easements through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service

Sign up for Wetland Reserve Easements

Application Deadline is November 15

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 29, 2016 at 11:10am — No Comments

Restoring Forest Benefits Wildlife

"Habitat Heroes" handout can be found here. From the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 27, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Tree Farm Tour and Awards Ceremony - Florida Outstanding Tree Farm of 2016

From the Florida Land Steward Update:

CONGRATUATIONS TO THE REGISTER FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, FLORIDA'S OUTSTANDING TREE FARM OF 2016

The Alonzo and Eliza Register Family Partnership, Ltc.…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 26, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Communicating Climate Change Scenarios with Decision Makers

The COMET Program has announced the publication of the new offering, "Communicating Climate Change Scenarios With Decision Makers” (https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_module.php?id=1283…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 23, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New report released by Florida Center for Environmental Studies: Adaptation Pathways 1.0

From the Florida Center for Environmental Studies:

Adaptation Pathways…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 23, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Florida 2070 Report released

Suburbia threatens to cover nearly double the amount of land now claimed by neighborhoods and shopping centers, according to the Florida 2070 report. The study calls for allowing more intense development within or near already urbanized areas and also setting aside more…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 16, 2016 at 4:44pm — No Comments

USDA Invests in Florida Conservation Innovation Grants

From the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2016 USDA’s…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 14, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Wetland Reserve Easements through the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service - Application deadline Nov 15

Sign up for Wetland Reserve Easements

Application Deadline is November 15

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 8, 2016 – Agricultural landowners and Indian tribes can apply for a Wetland Reserve Easement until Nov. 15 for fiscal year 2017 funding.

 

USDA’s…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 12, 2016 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation - September 8 Update

UPDATE

September 8, 2016

Opportunities for Public Comment

RESTORE Council Releases draft Comprehensive Plan Update, Invites Public Input.

The Council is updating the Comprehensive Plan which provides guidance to the Council as it makes decisions on funding projects and activities.  The updated plan will take…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 9, 2016 at 11:25am — No Comments

George Wright Forum highlights LCCs

A special issue of the George Wright Forum -- the journal of the George Wright Society -- focusing on landscape-scale conservation in North…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 8, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) assistance available for Florida farmers and ranchers

From the Florida Land Steward Update and USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

USDA NRCS EQIP ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR FLORIDA FARMERS, RANCHERS CONSERVE NATURAL RESOURCES



Application deadline for financial assistance October 21, 2016

Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on September 6, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Quincy Farm Grows Longleaf Pine, Increases Wildlife

From USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 31, 2016 — Rebecca Shaw remembers the old days, when mules plowed the fields and workers handpicked manicured rows of tobacco grown for cigar wrappers on her 700-acre farm. But after the children grew up and her husband passed away in 1984, she decided to plant loblolly pine.

Together, she and her son Dick manage their farm south of Quincy, Fla., bordering I-10. “Growing timber…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 31, 2016 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation - August 25 Update

From the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation:

UPDATE August 25, 2016…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 29, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Secretaries Pritzker, Jewell Applaud President’s Expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

From the U.S. Department of the Interior:

Secretaries Intend to Recognize Hawaii Office of Hawaiian Affairs as Additional Co-Trustee in Management of World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

WASHINGTON –…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 26, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Florida Fire Teams Update

Ordway Swisher Biological Station, photo provided…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 24, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New report - Changing Tides: How Sea-Level Rise Harms Wildlife and Recreation Economies Along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard

The National Wildlife Federation recently released a new report detailing impacts of climate change and sea-level rise to wildlife and recreation economies along the East Coast.

From the National Wildlife Federation:

"States along the Eastern Seaboard are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Climate change, which is caused by the atmospheric build-up of heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHGs) from fossil fuel combustion and other human activities, contributes to…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 24, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments

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