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INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAMS

INVASIVE SPECIES PROGRAMS

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The UF/IFAS Invasive Species Council is a growing statewide network of UF/IFAS Extension specialists and agents who are working together to address problems caused by invasive organisms of all types more strategically and effectively.


MISSION STATEMENT

The UF IFAS Invasive Species Council provides the leadership to build the capacity of all stakeholders to proactively address the management and prevention of invasive species through partnerships and science-based teaching and extension programs.

VISION STATEMENT

Florida’s environment, economy, and the quality of life of all Floridians and our visitors are secure from the impacts of invasive species.

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Conservation

Florida Land Steward Update, July 10, 2024

FOREST CERTIFICATION AND FLORIDA TREE FARM PROGRAM WEBINAR RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE Thanks to those joining us on June 27 for our webinar on forest certification programs. The recording is now available for viewing. This webinar provides an introduction to forest certification programs: what they are, why they exist, and how they came about. Then we take a deep Read More

Agribusiness

July 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector

Recap of July 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In July, we talked about invasive pests of pine. Florida has about 17 million acres of forestland with a significant portion covered in pine. The state also has a significant pine industry. Florida produces around 750 million board feet of pine annual used both within Florida and export to other states. Invasive pests threaten not only the state's economy but also our diversity natural Read More


For questions or comments regarding this site and the UF IFAS Invasive Species Council, contact Emily Bell, UF/IFAS Invasive Species Extension Coordinator.