Florida Land Steward Newsletter

Access the current issue and past issues of the Florida Land Steward below. To sign up for biweekly email updates, which include the latest calendar of events, news and a link to the newsletter, email cdemers@ufl.edu.

 

2014 Issues (PDF)

Florida Land Steward
Volume 3, Number 3, Summer-Fall 2014

Discover "The Cover": Protecting the Soil with Cover Crops, A Biomass Harvesting Case Study, Florida Panthers and Private Land Partners, Mr. Ralp Ward: Exemplary Forest Steward and Patriot, Coyotes Needed!, Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar

Florida Land Steward
Volume 3, Number 2, Spring-Summer 2014

2013 Tree Farm Tour Highlights, New Austin Cary Forest Learning Center Unveiled, Friends of Florida State Forests, Animal Invasion: Tegu Lizard, Timber Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar

Florida Land Steward
Volume 3, Number 1, Winter-Spring 2014

Dedication to Courtney Tye, Biomass Harvesting as a Restoraion Tool, Plants Behaving Badly: Air Potato Vine, Thanks 2014 Forest Stewardship Program Sponsors, Celebrating 100 Years of the Cooperative Extension Service, Timber Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar

 

2013 Issues (PDF)

Florida Land Steward
Volume 2, Number 4, Fall-Winter 2013

Congratulations Jeff and Melody Scott: 2013 Florida Tree Farmers of the Year, Bear-Proof Your Wildlife Feeders, FWC Youth Hunting Program, FWC Imperiled Species Management Plan, Something Bugging Your Trees? Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, Timber Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar

Florida Land Steward
Volume 2, Number3, Summer-Fall 2013

Laurel Wilt-resistant Redbays: Hope for the Future of a Disappearing Species, Gainesville's Renewale Energy Center's Forest Stewardship Incentive Program, Coyote Vs. Bobcats: What are They Eating, The Ambrosia and Bark Beetle Academy, 2011 Florida Agriculture and Natural Resources Economic Report Released, Forestry and Natural Resources Webinars, Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar

Florida Land Steward
Volume 2, Number 2, Spring-Summer 2013

Creating Solutions for Tomorrow's Forestry Challenges, Chain of Custody - Linking Certified Forests and the Marketplace, Florida FWC Seeks Mink Sightings, Plants Behaving Badly: Melalueca tree, Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar

Florida Land Steward
Volume 2, Number 1, Winter-Spring 2013

Mysteries of the Bark and Ambrosia Beetles, Funds Available for Florida Landowners Interested in Longleaf Pine, 2012 Florida Tree Farmers, Plants Behaving Badly: Chinese Tallow-tree, 2012 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners, Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar

2012 Issues (PDF)

  • Florida Land Steward
    Volume 1, Number 4, Fall-Winter 2012
    • Your County Forester, Changes to Landowner Liability Protections, Florida Chipmunks, Coyotes vs. Bobcats: What are They Eating?, Plants Behaving Badly: Skunk Vine, 25th Anniversary of USFWS Partners Program, Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar

    Florida Land Steward
    Volume 1, Number 3, Summer-Fall 2012
    • Ecosystem Services Provided by Forest Stewardship Lands in Florida, Smartphone Applications for Landowners and Foresters, Plants Behaving Badly: Brazilian Pepper, "Your Backyard Woods and Wildlife" Now Available at UF/IFAS Bookstore, Timber Price Update; Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers; Events Calendar

  • Florida Land Steward
    Volume 1, Number 2, Spring-Summer 2012
    • AgroClimate Decision Support System for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management; Protection of State's Water Quality during Forestry Operations Remains a High Priority; Lyme Disease: Florida's Silent Epidemic; Plants Behaving Badly: Cogongrass; USDA and USFWS Announce Working Lands for Wildlife Cost-share; Timber Price Update; Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers; Events Calendar

    Florida Land Steward
    Volume 1, Number1, Winter-Spring 2012
    • Florida Land Steward Partnership, 2012 National Tree Farmer Convention in Jacksonville, Plants Behaving Badly: Japanese and Old World Climbing Ferns, Reforestation Challenges: Part 2, What are They Really Eating, Timber Price Update, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Events Calendar


Florida Forest Steward Newsletter

Use these links to access back issues of the Florida Forest Steward. Questions or comments concerning this page or the newsletter can be emailed to cdemers@ufl.edu.

2011 Issues (PDF)

  • Volume 18, No. 3, Fall-Winter 2011
    • The Year of Forests, Challenges of Reforestation, New Faces of Land Stewardship, Mark Hainds "Year of the Pig" a Great Read, Report Fox Squirrel Sightings, Timber Price Update, Events Calendar

  • Volume 18, No. 2, Summer-Fall 2011
    • Does Coyote Predation Affect White-tailed Deer Populations?, Got Longleaf? - New Collaboration to Assist Landowners, Congratulations Brian Cobble: National Tree Farm Inspector of 2011, Thanks Forest Stewardship Program Sponsors and Supporters, More Discussion on Uneven-aged Pine Management, Congratulations Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Timber Price Update, Events Calendar

  • Volume 18, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2011
    • Your Story - We Need Your Feedback, Uneven-age Management of Southern Pines, The Passive Alternative, Congratulations Bill McMillan: Florida's Tree Farmer of 2010, Congratulations Brian Cobble: Florida's Tree Farm Inspector of 2010, Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Timber Price Update, Events Calendar

  • Volume 17, No. 4, Winter-Spring 2011
    • Stewardship: Still Relevant Today? Enhance Timber Profits and Widlife Habitat by Extending Pine Rotations, Landowner Assistance Organizations, 2010 Timber Tax Tips, Congratulations Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Forest Stewardship Workshop Announcements, Timber Price Update

2010 Issues (PDF)

  • Volume 17, No. 3, Fall-Winter 2010
    • Special Sites for Tree Farm Certification, What Can I Do About Invasive Species?, Introducing Matthew Palumbo - NWTF, Operation Oak 2010-11, Get Email Updates, Forest Stewardship Event Announcements, Timber Price Update

    Volume 17, No. 2, Summer-Fall 2010
    • Alan Long Retired, Michael Andreu Moving to Gainesville, Introducing Emma Willcox, Wood to Energy Economic Study Completed, Introducing Florida Forestry Association, Congratulations Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Event Announcements, Timber Price Update

    Volume 17, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2010
    • Florida Forest Stewardship Partner Agenceis Seek Your Input, Outta the Woods: What's at Stake for Florida's Wildlife in 50 Years?, Protection of State's Water Quality during Forestry Operations Remains High Priority, Congratulations Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Event Announcements, Timber Price Update

    Volume 16, No. 4, Spring 2010
    • New Tax Incentives for Land in Conservation,  Florida’s Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2009:
      Harvey & Jeanette Sweeney, Florida Tree Farm Inspector of 2009: Greg Marshall, Recent Study Quantifies Economic Impact of Private Working Forests, New Longleaf Book for Landowners and Foresters, Get Email Updates, 2009 Timber Tax Tips, Congratulations Certified Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Timber Price Update

2009 Issues (PDF)

  • Volume 16, No. 3, Fall - Winter 2009
    • Congratulations Mike Adams - 2009 Forest Stewardship Landowner of the Year, Eucalyptus: Promising Short-rotation Energy Crop or Invasion Invitation?, Longleaf Pine Restoration Landowner Incentive Program, Operation Oak 2009-2010, Contratulations Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Tour Announcement, Timber Price Update
  • Volume 16, No. 2, Summer - Fall 2009
    • Welcome New Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, New Reporting Rules for Lump-sum Timber Sales, The Southeaster American Kestrel Needs Your Help, Landowners are Focus of Florida Forestry Association Annual Meeting, Landscape Mulches - Potential Fire Problem?, New UF Extension Publications, Thanks Stewardship Program Sponsors, From the Stump, Contratulations Forest Stewards and Tree Farmers, Timber Price Update
    Volume 16, No. 1, Spring - Summer 2009
    • Florida Invasive Species Parternship, Mulching: a New Forest Management Tool, Certified Stewards, Timber Price Update
    Volume 15, No. 4, Spring 2009
    • 2008 Farm Bill Opportunities, RCW Safe Harbor Myths and Truths, Congratulations Certified Stewards and Tree Farmers, Timber Price Update

2008 Issues (PDF)

  • Volume 15, No 3, Fall-Winter 2008
    • Perspectives on Florida's Forest Stewardship Program, American Tree Farm System Receives Endorsement by International Program; Glen Harris Selected as National Tree Farm Inspector of the Year; Greg Dunn, Service Forester of the Year; Operation Oak 2008-2009; Corrections on Comments in Last Issue; Congratulations Certified Tree Farmers and Forest Stewards; Timber Tax Tips for 2008; Prescribed Fire Workshop Series Announcement, Timber Price Update
    Volume 15, No 2, Summer-Fall 2008
    • Are We Valuing and Serving Family Forests?, Congratulations Don Ashley - Forest Stewardship Landowner of 2007, Thanks 2007-2008 Tour Hosts, Thanks Sponsors, Timber Price Update
    Volume 15, No. 1, Summer 2008
    • Greenbelt Property Tax Guidelines for Silviculture, BMP Courtesy Checks, SFI is Working for Florida Forests, Community Forest Steward Program, Timber Price Update
    Volume 14, No. 4, Spring 2008
    • Forest Stewardship and Tree Farm Team Up, Welcome New Co-editors, What is the Tree Farm Program, Timber Tax Tips for 2007, Wilson's Snipe, Cogongrass: Make it a High Priority to Control, Timber Price Update

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2007 Issues (PDF)

  • Volume 14, No. 3, Winter 2007
    • Forest Stewardship Update, New Mat Logging BMPs, Operation Oak: Free Trees, Timber Price Update
    Volume 14, No. 2, Fall 2007
    • Lessons from the 2007 Wildfire Season, Timber Price Update
    Volume 14, No. 1, Summer 2007
    • Statewide RCW Safe Harbor Agreement, Conserved Forest Ecosystems Outreach and Reseach Cooperative, What's Killing Redbays, Succession Planning: What does the Future Hold for Your Forest Property?, Timber Price Update
    Volume 13, No. 4, Spring 2007
    • Forest Stewardship Program and Cost-share Update, Timber Tax Tips for 2006, New Tax Incentives for Conservation Easements, Timber Price Update

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2006 Issues (PDF)

  • Volume 13, No. 3, Winter 2006
    • Volume Gains from Fusiform Rust Resistance Exceed Expectations, Highlights of Marketing Workshops, Operation Oak Program, Stewardship Publications New and Old, Timber Price Update
    Volume 13, No. 2, Fall 2006
    • Highlights of Wildlife Management Workshops, DOF Bridge Mat Loan Program, Timber Price Update
    Volume 13, No. 1, Summer 2006
    • Stewardship Appraisal Revisited, Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Cost-share Program, New Upland Bird Habitat Cost-share Program, Wiley Coyote: Curious Canine or Problematic Pest, Timber Price Update
    Volume 12, No. 4, Spring 2006
    • Happy 2006, Biomass as an Alternative Energy Source, Timber Price Update

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2005 Issues (Word)

  • Volume 12, No. 3, Winter 2005
    • Food Plots vs. Native Habitats: Finding the Balance, New BMP Rule Protects Landowners, Timber Price Update
    Volume 12, No. 2, Fall 2005
    • Congratulations Jerry Davis: 2005 Forest Stewardship Landowner of the Year, Randy Hill Replaces Todd Groh as DOF Conservation Programs Manager, Forest Land Recovery Funds Available, Wildlife Plant Feature: Broomsedge, Timber Price Update
    Volume 12, No. 1, Summer 2005
    • Summary of the Tri-State Longleaf Pine Groundcover Symposium, Sell Your Timber for What it's Worth, Timber Price Update
    Volume 11, No. 4, Spring 2005
    • Timber Tax Tips for 2004, Highlights of Invasive Plants Workshops, Timber Price Update
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2004 Issues (Word)

  • Volume 11, No. 3, Winter 2004
    • Post-hurricane Timber Salvage and Tax Tips, Highlights of Natural Stand Management Workshops, Timber Price Update
    Volume 11, No. 2, Fall 2004
    • Stewardship Landowners of 2003: Bob Reid and Betsy Clark, Natural Regeneration of Pines: Is it Right for You?, Timber Price Update
    Volume 11, No. 1, Summer 2004
    • Florida's BMPs: Spanning 22 Years of Success, Sudden Oak Death, Make Right-of-Ways Work for Wildlife, Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer, Wildlife Plant Feature: Gopher Apple, Timber Price Update
  • Volume 10, No. 4, Winter 2004
    • Tax Tips for 2003, New Landowner Incentive Program, Stewardship of Cultural Resources, New Strategic Plan for Marketing Forest Products, Timber Price Update
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2003 Issues (HTML)

  • Volume 10, No. 3, Fall 2003
    • Highlights from September Longleaf Workshops, Wildfire Preparedness, The Rural Lands Stewardship Act: Testing a New Method of Protecting Rural Lands, Widlife Plant Feature: Oaks, Timber Price Update
    Volume 10, No 2, Summer 2003
    • Forest Stewardship Program Update, Bronson Announces New Federal Cost-share Program, Horse Bedding: A Small but Promising New Market for Small-diameter Pines, Marketing Specialty Products, Wildlife Plant Feature: Golden Aster, Master Wildlifer and Master Tree Farmer on VHS, Timber Price Update
    Volume 10, No. 1, Spring 2003
    • Congratulations Master Wildlifers, Wildlife Forages for Florida, Energywood, Forest Legacy Program, Spotlight on Florida Wild Turkeys, Timber Price Update
    Volume 9, No. 4, Winter 2003
    • Tax Tips for 2002, New Findings by Longleaf Alliance, Wildlife Plant Feature: Greenbriars, Timber Price Update

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2002 Issues (HTML)

  • Volume 9, No. 3, Fall 2002
    • New Private Landowner Initiative, Mottled Duck vs. Mallard, Wildlife Plant Feature: Milk Pea, Plant a Tree for Butterflies, Timber Price Update
    Volume 9, No. 2, Summer 2002
    • Forest Stewardship Program Update, 2002 Farm Bill, Southern Pine Beetle Update, Chromated Copper Arsenate to be Phased out by 2004, Thanks to Stewards for Hosting Tours, Timber Price Update
     Volume 9, No. 1, Spring 2002
    • Community Forestry: Landowner Associations and Cooperatives, Lloyd and Dara Dobson Named Stewardship Landowners of 2001, Native Wildflowers Beautify and Diversify, Timber Price Update

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2001 Issues (HTML)

  •  Volume 8, No. 4, Winter 2001
    • The Future of Private Forestry , Timber Price Update
     Volume 8, No. 3, Fall 2001
    • Estate Tax Update, Minimizing Losses from Fusiform Rust, Farm Bill Conservation Programs on the Line, Timber Tax Simplification Bill, Wildlife Plant Feature: Beautyberry, Ask Joe Steward, Timber Price Update
     Volume 8, No. 2, Summer 2001
    • Thoughts on Science and Policy, Annosum Root Rot, Students Write Stewardship Plans, UF Agroforestry Center, Wildlife Extension Programs On-line, Thanks Tour Hosts, Timber Price Update
    Volume 8, No. 1, Spring 2001
    • A Stewardship Appraisal Category?, Tour Season, Tax Tips for 2000, Ask Joe Steward, Timber Price Update

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2000 Issues (HTML)

  • Volume 7, No. 4, Winter 2000
    • Conservation Easements, The Suncoast Parkway, Effects of Prolonged Drought on Trees, Choosing a Planting Contractor, Ask Joe Steward, Timber Price Update
    Volume 7, No. 3, Fall 2000
    • Welcome Leslie Hawkins - Stewardship Biologist, Attack of the Southern Pine Beetle, Greenhouse Gas Effects Tree Growth, Black Bears in Florida, Emergency FIP, Ask Joe Steward, Timber Price Update
    Volume 7, No. 2, Summer 2000
    • Urbanization and Changing Forest Values, Wild Turkey Woodlands, Northern Bobwhite Quail, Issues Affecting Private Forestland Management, EPA Removes Forestry Provisions from TDML Regulations, Master Tree Farmer to Continue in 2001, Thanks to Stewards Hosting Tours, Timber Price Update
    Volume 7, No. 1, Spring 2000
    • 2000 - A Forestry Milestone, The Longleaf Forest - Then and Now, Research Report - Effects of Herbicides and Fertilizers on Water Quality, Spring Migrating Birds, The Estate Tax: A Major Conservation Obstacle, Timber Price Update

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1999 Issues (HTML)

  • Volume 6, No. 4, Winter 1999
    • Forest Stewardship Update, Trends in the Wood Product Industry, New Policies for Listed and Candidate Species, Proposed EPA Rules Bad News for Forestry, Make Way for Manatees, Next CRP Signup in January , Timber Price Update
    Volume 6, No. 2, Summer 1999
    • Opening Words, Stewardship Survey Summary, Working Trees for Wildlife, Sherman's Fox Squirrel, Timber Price Update
    Volume 6, No. 1, Spring 1999
    • Opening Words, Wildfire Season Forecast, Protecting Your Home from Forest Fire, Insects and the Wildfires of 1998: Reducing the Risk of Additional Tree Losses, SIP Cost Shares, Timber Price Update

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1998 Issues (HTML)

  • Volume 5, No. 4, 1998
    • An Unusual Year, Cost-share Program for Forestry Practices, The Great Florida Birding Trail: An Income Opportunity for Private Landowners, Tax Tips, Master Loggers Directory, Timber Price Update
    Volume 5, No. 3, Summer 1998
    • Wildfires Ravage Northeast Florida, Stewardship of Longleaf Forests, Looking for Stewardship Landowner of the Year, Florida Forestry Website, Stewardship Landowner Survey, CRP Signup, Timber Price Update
    Volume 5, No. 2, Spring 1998
    • Glancy Family Named Forest Stewardship Landowners of 1997, Workshop Report: Integrating Wildlife Considerations for Your Timberlands, Shiitake Mushrooms: Part 2, Timber Price Update
    Volume 5, No. 1, Winter 1998
    • Welcome to the New Year, WHIP and EQIP Sign-ups, Family Timberland Partnerships, Estate Planning, Growing Shiitake Mushrooms in Florida, Effects of Clearcutting on Wildlife, Recent Extension Publicatins, Free Tax Publications, Timber Price Update

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1997 Issues (HTML)

  • Volume 4, No. 4, Summer 1997
    • News from the Forested Wetlands Workshops, Learning about Managing and Marketing Cattle and Pine Straw on Forestland, New Member of UF Extension Team, Ecosystem Management in the Southeast, Books and Articles of Interest, Restoring the Urban Forest Ecosystem, Timber Price Update
    Volume 4, No. 3, Spring 1997
    • Florida's Forestry Forum, A Stewardship Horse Story, Measuring Water Quality, Navigating the Net, News from Washington, Books and Articles of Interest, Timber Price Update
    Volume 4, No. 2, Winter 1997
    • A Visit with the Crofts, Congratulations on Certification, Floridians Using BMPs, Innovative Management of Cattle and Timber, Forest Stewardship Active Way Down South, Forest Certification Standards, New Wetlands Publication Available, Timber Price Update

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1996 Issues (HTML)

  • Volume 4, No.1, Summer 1996
    • Landowner of the Year Nominations, Regulations and the Stewardship Program, Project Learning Tree, Southern Pine Beetle Update, Safe Harbor for Endangered Species, Bumper Crop of Longleaf Pine Seed, Timber Price Update
    Volume 3, No. 4, Spring 1996
    • The Value of Forest Stewardship, Forest Stewardship and SIP Updates, Sustainable Forestry, A Look at Thinning, Keep on Surfin, Timber Price Update

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1995 Issues (HTML)

  • Volume 3, No. 3, Fall 1995
    • Welcome to Autumn, Federal Cost-share Update, Natural Regeneration and Cost Sharing, Hats off to "THE BIRD", Partners for Wildlife, Turn Over a New Leaf and Eat it, New Twist to Berry Pickin, Are you Ready to Plant?, Timber Price Update
    Volume 3, No. 2, Summer 1995
    • Greetings, Annual Forest Stewardship Report, Streamlined Forest Stewardship Plan Preparation, SIP Update, Paul Campbell Joins UF Forestry Extension, Migratory Birds, Vegetation Management, Parting Remarks, Timber Price Update
    Volume 3, No. 1, Spring 1995
    • Stewardship Update, Chuck McKelvy: Biologist Coordinator, More Information about SIP, Endangered Species and Private Property, Tax Updates, Hardwood Management, Effects of Global Warming on Trees, Florida's Forests Grow, CRP Plantations, Timber Price Update

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