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Florida Land Steward

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The Florida Land Steward Program is an extension program of the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences. The mission of the Program is to help and encourage private landowners to manage their lands for long-term environmental, economic and social benefits. Read more about the Florida Land Steward Program.

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Florida Land Steward News Updates

Florida Land Steward Update, January 21, 2022

CONGRATULATIONS BILL BLACK AND DENISE MATTHEWS, 2022 FLORIDA LAND STEWARDS OF THE YEAR! We congratulate Bill Black and Denise Matthews for the outstanding stewardship of their Sparkleberry Farm property in Alachua County. As a...
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Trees should be treated as infrastructure

By Dr. J. Scott Angle, Dr. Andra Johnson, and Ed Bravo Trees’ little brothers are shrubs and green groundcover, but their concrete cousins include streets, sidewalks and sewers. On Florida Arbor Day (Jan. 22), we pay homage to trees as work...
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Congratulations Bill Black and Denise Matthews of Sparkleberry Farm, 2022 Florida Land Stewards of the Year, Alachua County, FL

Bill Black and Denise Matthews purchased their 80-acre Sparkleberry Farm property in November 2010. Their goal was to transform the neglected stands of pine, cypress, and hardwoods into a more productive and sustainable condition for timber...
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