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Ethnobotany: Where History and Medicine Meet the Forest

The passionflower vine is beautiful and attracts butterflies, but can also be used for food and sedation drugs. Photo credit: Dorothy Birch Ethnobotany lies at the intersection of culture, medicine, and mythology. The “witch doctors” and voodoo practitioners, the followers of the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, and the wise elders of ancient Chinese civilizations are …

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Forest Service offering Cogongrass Control Cost-Share Program

Cogongrass infestations negatively affect tree growth, wildlife habitat, and property values. Photo credit: C. Evans, UGA The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced on April 20, 2016 that the Florida Forest Service is now accepting applications for the Cogongrass Treatment Cost-Share Program. Applications for the program will be accepted through July 29, 2016. …

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Florida’s Forest Stewardship: Integrate Wildlife and Forestry Workshop October 15

October 15, 2015 – 8:30 am–3:30 pm ET Dixie Plantation 1583 Livingston Rd, Greenville, FL 32331 Wildlife and timber are important objectives for many forest landowners. Integrating forestry and wildlife management starts with setting realistic timber, wildlife and economic objectives;and a long-term management plan that addresses the management strategies to meet them. This workshop will …

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Forest Stewardship Property Tour April 23

Agenda: Thursday, April 23, 2015. Sign in, meet and greet at 9:00 AM Eastern. Adjourn after lunch. Tour: Spring Canyon LLC is a beautiful 100-acre property owned by Helen and Tom Roth. The property is home to steephead ravines and longleaf pine-wire grass sandhills. This will be a moderately strenuous hike on some steep terrain, …

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Forest Stewardship Mill Tour September 18

Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM CT Green Circle Bio Energy, Cottondale, FL The Green Circle Bio Energy facility in Cottondale is the world’s largest wood pellet plant. It started production in May 2008 with an annual capacity of 560,000 tons. The pellets are supplied internationally to the power generating industry for …

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Forest Certification Workshops January 9 & 23

Forest Certification: Forests, Labels, Mills, & More 2 dates and 2 locations: January 9, 2014 – 9:00am to 3:00pm UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, Marianna, FL January, 23 2014 (RESCHEDULED) – 9:00am to 3:00pm UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, DeFuniak Springs, FL Consumers are increasingly concerned about the origins of the products they buy and …

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Forest Certification Workshops December 11 & January 9

Forest Certification: Forests, Labels, Mills & More 2 dates and locations: December 11, 2013 9:00am to 3:00pm UF/IFAS Walton County Extension Office, DeFuniak Springs, FL January 9, 2014 9:00am to 3:00pm UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office, Marianna, FL Voluntary participation in forest certification programs is growing in Southeastern United States. The University of Florida IFAS …

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Forest Stewardship Tree Farm Tours – November 7,14, & 21

George Owens, Chipley, will be hosting one of three Tree Farm Tours in November. Suwanee County – November 7, 2013 Tree Farm Tour at Adventure Plantation Property of Jeff and Melody Scott, 2013 Florida Tree Farmers of the Year 9 am to 1 pm, Eastern Time Jeff and Melody received the Florida Tree Farmers of …

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Forest Certification Workshop October 17

Forestry and Natural Resource Professionals, Voluntary participation in forest certification programs is growing in Southeastern United States. Forest managers and forest industry representatives need access to current information on these programs. To meet this need, the University of Florida IFAS is organizing and hosting a one-day workshop for foresters, managers of wood using mills, wood …

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US Forest Service 2012 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners

USDA Forest Service tax information website for forest landowners. The USDA Forest Service has updated their web page with information on Federal income Tax returns for Forest Landowners.  The web site provides non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners with a consolidated source of information on the complex tax issues associated with forest maintenance and management. While our …

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