Peninsular Florida LCC's News and Views – November 2015 Archive (9)

USDA Announces $350 Million Available to Help Protect and Restore Grasslands, Wetlands, Working Lands - Application Deadline is January 15

From USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 19, 2015 – Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 23, 2015 at 9:32am — No Comments

Funding for Longleaf Pine Restoration in Florida

From USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service:

USDA Helps Restore, Manage Longleaf Pine Forests on Private Lands

Longleaf Provides Critical Wildlife Habitat, Valuable…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 23, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

New issue of Fire Lines newsletter out from the Southern Fire Exchange

The latest issue of the Southern Fire Exchange newsletter is out; this issue of Fire Lines features research results on:

  • Prescribed Fire Risk on Private Lands
  • Smoke and Socially Vulnerable Populations

Other items include articles on the Southeast Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and highlights from the International Wildland Fire Conference.…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 17, 2015 at 9:24am — No Comments

New Report Assesses the Impacts of Emerging Threats on Gulf Coast Species and Ecosystems

From the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released its Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment (GCVA), a comprehensive report that evaluates the effects of climate change, sea level rise and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and 11 species that depend on them. The…

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Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund Announces Additional $80 million Investment in Gulf Projects

From the Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation:

On Tuesday, November 10, The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced a third round of funding through the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to 22 projects in the Gulf States.  The projects, developed in consultation with state and federal resource agencies, are designed to remedy harm and reduce the risk of future harm to…

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Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation - November 6 Update

UPDATE

November 6,…

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Legislative Workday with The Nature Conservancy at the Apalachicola National Forest Spotlights Controlled Burns Program

On October 15, Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham suited up in fire-resistant clothing and set out with the US Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy on a controlled burn Workday to prevent forest fires and improve the Apalachicola National Forest's ecosystem. Read the…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 4, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

2016 Southeast Regional Conference for Community and Land Conservation - Call for Presentations Open until December 11, 2015

The Land Trust Alliance is seeking presenters for the upcoming 2016 Southeast Regional Conference for Community and Land Conservation in Birmingham, Alabama. The conference will be held May 11-13, 2016.

Potential presenters are invited to submit workshop proposals for the conference until Friday, December 11, 2015. Workshop topics can include: land trust standards and practices, emerging issues in conservation, organizational leadership, land protection, and other regionally important…

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Wildlife Legacy Initiative staff growing Florida's Teaming with Wildlife Coalition

From Heather Hitt with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:…

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Added by Peninsular Florida LCC on November 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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