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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

New publication: Meta-analysis of Natural Resource Conservation Plan Evaluations

This new publication is associated with the Southeast Climate Science Center project, Development of a SECAS Conservation Decision Guidance Library…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 22, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation

From NOAA's Office of Coastal Management:

Climate change is affecting coastal environments, calling for revised conservation approaches, and therefore must be considered in long-term planning. This…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 18, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

From Atlantic Coast Joint Venture: A new analysis of the population status and trends of all landbirds in the continental U.S. and Canada documents widespread declines among 450 bird species—a troubl…

From Atlantic Coast Joint Venture:

A new analysis of the population status and trends of all landbirds in the continental U.S. and Canada documents widespread declines among 450 bird species—a troubling indicator of the health of these species and their ecosystems. Nearly 20% of U.S. and Canadian landbird species are on a path towards endangerment and extinction in the absence of conservation action, according to the …

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 16, 2016 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Patriotic Pine: Blog Describes How Longleaf Benefits National Defense

Patriotic Pine: Blog Describes How Longleaf Benefits National Defense

By Ryan Orndorff, deputy director for the DoD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program

 

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2016 — Did you know that longleaf pine forests play an important role for military training within the Southeastern United States? 

 

Thirty-two…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 15, 2016 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Conservation Easement Preserves Florida Heritage

Cracker cowboys drive 40-head of Cracker cows with their calves into pens just a few miles south of Gainesville, Fla. Photo and story by Renee Bodine, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 12, 2016 — Cracking cow whips echo loudly through the…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 12, 2016 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation: August 9 Update

UPDATE

August 9,…

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

Research-Practice Grants – Award Year 2017: A funding opportunity of the Gulf Research Program in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Gulf Research Program & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are committing $10 million to enhancing coastal community resilience. Researchers and community members are needed to work across…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on August 10, 2016 at 10:42am — No Comments

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