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Florida Forest Stewardship Check our Events Calendar for information about Forest Stewardship Program, Extension, and other natural resource events.   News and timber price update there as well. If you know of a workshop, event, link or news story that should be included here, please send an email with the name of   the event, date, location, and contact phone or email to cdemers@ufl.edu.  


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Your Backyard Woods and Wildlife: A Handbook for Florida Landowners

Whether you’re a new Florida resident or your family’s been here for generations, you can benefit from this handy guidebook to managing your land. This is the only book designed for landowners of small properties of 20 acres or less. Your Backyard Woods and Wildlife begins by identifying Florida's ecosystems, plants and wildlife, and showing how to assess the health of your land. The second section details what you can do to manage your land, including chapters on 
  • Protecting water quality
  • Creating wildlife habitat 
  • Protecting your home from wildfire
  • Maintaining and improving forest health
  • Managing for timber, recreation and other income generating businesses
  • Planning for the future
The third section is an extensive catalog of useful print and online resources.  If you’re interested in maintaining your land, making back a little money, or preserving Florida’s natural resources for future generations, Your Backyard Woods and Wildlife is a great place to start. 
Full color; 164pp.

Order a copy of Your Backyard Woods and Wildlife

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Forest Stewardship Workshop and Tour Materials Available
(hard copies in limited supply)

Electronic download:

Cogongrass Identification and Control, Walton County, September 24, 2015 (pdf)

Invasive Exotic Species and Management, Lake County, August 20, 2015 (pdf)

Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management, Wakulla County, June 2, 2015 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Tour: Spencer Family Property, Santa Rosa County, May 14, 2015 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Tour: Spring Canyon LLC, Gadsden County, April 23, 2015 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Workshop / Tour: Klausner Lumber One, Suwannee County, March 31, 2015 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Tour: Yulee Tree Farm, Volusia County, March 20, 2015 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Workshop: Integrate Wildlife and Forestry, Alachua County, February 26, 2015 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Tour: Riverview Farms and Cumberland Planation, Madison County, October 31, 2014 (pdf)

Forest Plant ID Workshop, Alachua County, October 30, 2014 (pdf)

Invasive Exotic Species and Management, Alachua County, October 23, 2014 (pdf)

Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management, Liberty County, October 8, 2014 (pdf)

Southwest Florida Grass ID Workshop, Collier County, September 29-30, 2014 (pdf)

Conservation Easements Workshop, Alachua County, September 24, 2014 (pdf)

Green Circle Bio Energy Tour and Workshop, Jackson County, September 18, 2014 (pdf)

Invasive Exotic Species and Management , Okeechobee County, September 4, 2014 (pdf)

Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management, Washington County, May 14, 2014 (pdf)

Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration & Management in the Santa Fe River Springshed, February 28, 2014 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Tour: Rocky Creek Timber, March 13, 2014 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Tour: Horse Creek Farm, February 13, 2014 (pdf)

Timberland Security of Landowners, September 27, 2012 (pdf)

Trespass Notes from Timberland Security Workshop (not in the booklet above), September 27, 2012 (pdf)

Grow Timber Revenue, June 19, 2012 (pdf)

Invasive Exotic Species and Control, November 17, 2011 (pdf)

Food Plot Field Day Booklet, September 9, 2011 (pdf)

Canaan Ranch Tour Booklet, September 13, 2011 (pdf)

Manage the Pond & Mind the Creek, Spring 2011 (pdf)

Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration and Management, Spring 2011 (pdf)

Landowner's Guide to Common Shrubs, Forbs, Vines and Grasses of North Florida, 2009 (pdf)

Forest Stewardship Videoconference Booklet: Survive the Changes - Greenbelt Update and New Market Opportunities for Landowners, 2008 (pdf)

Forest Fertilization Videoconference Program Materials, 2007

For purchase:

Cover Your A$$ets: Estate Planning, Conservation Planning and Income Options for Forestland Owners

Hard copies of materials from these programs are available, free of charge, while supplies last:

  • Property tour at Alford Arm Greenway in Leon County, fall 2005
  • Property Tour at Windy Hill Ranch in Walton County, spring 2006
  • Property Tour at Dingmon Tract in Putnam County, spring 2006
  • Workshop: Beyond Food Plots - Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Your Forest Property, spring 2006
  • Workshop: Marketing Your Forest Products, summer 2006
  • Property Tour at Kent-Carroll Forests in Holmes County, fall 2006
  • Property Tour at Wylly Coyote Preserve in Levy County, spring 2007
  • Property Tour at Cognito Farm in Bradford County, fall 2007
  • Workshop: Invasive Exotic Plants and Their Control, winter 2008
  • Property Tour at South Prong Plantation, Baker County, spring 2008
  • Property Tour at Gould Tree Farm, Washington County, spring 2008
  • Workshop: Marketing Your Forest Products - Tried and True and Some Things New, spring 2008
  • Property Tour at Bud and Karen Turner Property in Okaloosa County, fall 2008
  • Property Tour at Ashley Farms in Madison County, fall 2008
  • Workshop: Use Prescribed Fire Safely and Effectively, spring 2009
  • Workshop: Manage for Mutiple Resources - Equipment and Demonstration, spring 2009
  • Silvopasture Tour at George Owens Farm in Washington County, spring 2009
  • Property Tour at Sunset Hill Farm in Madison County, fall 2009
  • Property Tour at Turkey Hill Farm in Leon County, fall 2009
  • Green Circle Bio Energy Mill Tour / Energy Wood Workshop in Jackson County, fall 2009
  • Property Tour at Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch in Suwannee County, fall 2009
  • Property Tour at Promise Ranch, Lake County, Winter 2010
  • 2010 Small Forest Alternative Enterprise Tour, Lee County, Winter 2010
  • Workshop: Diversify Income from Your Land, Spring 2010
  • Workshop / Hike: Tree / Plant Identification for Forestland Owners, Spring 2010
  • Workshop: Invasive Exotic Plants and Their Control, Fall 2010
  • Property Tour at Gaskin Farm, Fall 2010
  • Property Tour at Legacy Timber Tract, Fall 2010
  • Property Tour at Evans Farm, Fall 2010
  • Workshop: Longleaf Pine Forest Restoration and Management, Spring 2011
  • Workshop: Manage the Pond & Mind the Creek, Spring 2011

If you are interested in receiving a copy of any of these, contact Chris Demers at (352) 846-2375 or email cdemers@ufl.edu.

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