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For more information on wildfire or fire prevention, please visit FreshFromFlorida.com, download the free app FL Burn Tools, or follow us on Twitter. The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state ... wildfires
This week, the Waldecks panicked when they heard of the Flag Pond Fire in the Picayune Strand State Forest south of Alligator Alley. The fire has scorched 2,600 acres and was 70 percent contained as of about 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Florida Forest Service. The fire prompted ...

A team from Northeast Florida is heading to Collier County to assist in wildfire containment as the number of fires increases. Fire crews from ... The Flag Pond Fire that sparked Wednesday south of Alligator Alley in the Picayune Strand State Forest reached 1,200 acres and is 20 percent contained. wildfires
The other Berkshire County communities set to gain additional funds are: Cheshire, Egremont, Florida, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, New ... The total valuation of October Mountain State Forest state-owned land in Washington is $7,406,200, according to numbers from the state Bureau of Local ... wildfires
... fire in the Picayune Strand State Forest in Collier County remained at 10,446 acres in size and 90 percent containment Monday, officials said. The wildfire, called Faka-Union Fire, sparked March 2 when flames broke through the perimeter of a prescribed burn in the state forest, according to Florida Forest ... wildfires
The Faka-Union Fire that began earlier this week has grown to 10,251 and remains 50 percent contained Friday afternoon. The fire, which began as a prescribed burn, had been up to 80 percent contained Wednesday. State Road 29 from Oil Well Road to Interstate 75 is currently closed, according to ... wildfires

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - A massive wildfire in Picayune Strand State Forest is at 10,446 acres. A spokesman with the Florida Forest Service said the fire is about 90% contained. The fire has been burning since last Friday, north of U.S. 41 near Port of the Islands, and has caused Florida Highway Patrol ...
This rat subspecies is believed to live only on Sanibel Island, Florida, and is on the state's threatened species list. Little is known about its lifestyle, although University of Florida Ph.D. student Wesley Boone is finding clues through his field work at the Bailey Tract preserve managed by J.N. "Ding" Darling ...
The Faka-Union Fire in Picayune Strand State Forest has grown to 7,500 acres and is 50 percent contained as of Thursday evening. The eastern Collier County brush fire had grown to 6,958 acres and was 70 percent contained Wednesday. Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring adjacent U.S. 41 and State ...
The "Faka Union" fire is burning over 10,000 acres in the Picayune Strand State Forest after changing weather conditions caused burning to move too quickly. Crews from the Florida Forest Service said they followed all protocols when they started the burn on March 2, but changing weather conditions ...
The western edge of the 78,000-acre state forest, the fourth largest in Florida, is east of Collier Boulevard. Ryals said "wetter wind" from the south would help drive the blaze north and increase humidity levels, which in turn could lower flame heights. "It's getting deeper into the forest," he said. However ...
39. Python tries to eat deer so big it is forced to vomit it out whole. Biologists found the greedy reptile in the Collier-Seminole State Forest in Florida (Picture: Conservancy of Southwest Florida). If you're squeamish, look away now. A Burmese python in Florida was found trying to eat a white-tailed deer fawn ...
TAMPA, Fla. — Wildlife biologists with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida shared a shocking python find in Collier-Seminole State Forest on Thursday. An invasive Burmese python's eyes were a little bigger than its stomach when it decided to devour a white-tailed deer fawn. Officials say pythons have ...
An invasive Burmese python in Florida pulled off arguably one of the most metal feats of nature this week. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announced they found a Burmese python attempting to digest a white-tailed deer that was 111 percent its size in Collier-Seminole State Forest on Thursday.
MOORE HAVEN — The Florida Forest Service in collaboration with South Florida Water Management District, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation ... The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests, ...
I'm so proud that our high school kids took time to stand up with the Florida students protesting the frightening inaction of adults. We are the ones who are supposed to protect ... The next VCS Winter Walk will be Sunday, March 11, at 10 am at the State Forest. I wish I could join you. Did you know that every ...
The task furthered this standout statistic: No region in the state relocates the imperiled species in such a fashion nearly as often as Central Florida. “Not bad, huh?” said Johnson, from one of the many firms under contract with the Department of Transportation, of his burrow talents. “Maybe I could be a ...

The Florida National Scenic Trail (FNST) guides hikers through portions of Hernando County including the Cypress Lakes Preserve and the Withlacoochee State Forest (Croom). Its newest addition takes hikers through the Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area (CWEA). Preparations began over a ...
The school board is also looking to move forward on a long-standing proposal to add a secondary access road behind the school that would enable buses to enter and exit the campus from Tate's Hell State Forest behind the school. Currently, the only access to the school complex is one entrance, directly ...
... spent the night in his car after it got stuck in mud in a forest about 50 miles west of Orlando, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. The man, who is from the United Kingdom, got lost and then stuck in the Richloam Wildlife Management Area, part of the Withlacoochee State Forest.
To achieve the rank of Eagle, Jacob earned 21 merit badges and demonstrated leadership by planning, developing and completing a community service project that entailed clearing and widening trails in the Welatka State Forest with the help of fellow Scouts from his troop and also family and friends.
According to officials, the Florida Department of Transportation project development and environment study will attempt to measure social, economic and environmental ... However, the route would stray into Point Washington State Forest - which is the main reason why Atkins recommended Alternative 4.
Point Washington State Forest, Fla. - Northwest Florida is at an increasing risk of wildfires for the spring season. In an effort to be prepared, Forest Rangers are intentionally setting fires. News 13's Peyton LoCicero spent the day with them and has more. Prescribing a planned fire, makes for a healthy forest ...
The Florida Forest Service said Tuesday it is combating three large wildfires with the help of local personnel. FIRE MAP: #GreenwayFire #FlagPondFire pic.twitter.com/RvreVY7KCx. -- Caloosahatchee FC (@FFS_cafc) March 27, 2018. Two fires are located in Picayune Strand State Forest, and the third ...
Another brush fire, called the Flag Pond Fire, burned 2,758 acres south of Alligator Alley in Picayune Strand State Forest and was 100 percent contained. It also was sparked by lightning. Statewide, wildfires have scorched about 57,000 acres, Putnam said. He noted that a 20-acre brush fire in Lee ...
About 60 people were battling the blaze Monday, including crews from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, U.S. Forest Service and ... The Faka-Union Fire in the 78,000-acre Picayune Strand State Forest sparked March 2 when flames broke through the perimeter of a prescribed burn in ...
TAMPA, Fla. – Wildlife biologists with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida shared a shocking python find in Collier-Seminole State Forest on Thursday, according to WFTS. An invasive Burmese python's eyes were a little bigger than its stomach when it decided to devour a white-tailed deer fawn. Officials ...
The fire began as a controlled burn, but fire crews are now treating it as a brush fire. It is 70 percent contained. The smoke plume spreads across southern Collier County and Marco Island while ash rains down as the wind keeps switching directions. The fire is deep in the Picayune Strand State Forest ...
The Florida Highway Patrol temporarily reopened U.S. 41 between County Road 92 (San Marco Road) and State Road 29 Monday morning. The stretch of U.S. 41 was partially closed Sunday due to smoke in the area from a nearby brush fire in Picayune Strand State Forest. "Depending on road conditions, ...
27, 2017 - Seeing the trees for the forest: The Department of Environmental Conservation plans to eliminate select American Beech trees to protect the diversity of other hardwoods growing in a state forest near Cherry Creek. The beech trees, on about 83 acres of Boutwell Hill State Forest in Chautauqua ...
Forest rangers with the Florida Forest Service plan to conduct a 3,200 acre prescribed burn at Lake George State Forest. They'll use an aerial ignition technique to start the fire south of State Road 40 and west of U.S. 17. To the south, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to conduct a 500-acre prescribed ...
Florida Forest Service Celebrates Florida's Arbor Day, Encourages Communities to Become Tree City USA Certified ... The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management ...
Members of Gator Dredging use a vacuum-like device to suck Lyngbya algae from Hunters Cove in Crystal River as part of the second phase of the Save Crystal River project. The boom, left, is connected to a nozzle that lifts the algae and removes it to an area on land where the debris is separated.
A larger fire is planned in Lake George State Forest, where the Florida Forest Service plans to burn 518 acres on the Mary Farms unit, off State Road 40 and west of U.S. 17 and Barberville in Northwest Volusia, said Julie Allen, a wildfire mitigation specialist with the Forest Service.
The term “prescribed burn” refers to the fact that the burn is conducted following a written prescription detailing the site, the desired weather parameters, the equipment and personnel needed to safely conduct the burn, and other information, such as downwind smoke considerations and any special items ...
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services helps the agricultural industry with its daily challenges, promotes Florida's agricultural commodities, manages state forests, safeguards consumers, implements the school lunch program, and oversees the concealed-weapon license system.
In years past, the Florida Legislature has grappled with such major environmental issues as saving the Everglades, halting damaging releases from Lake Okeechobee and managing the state's ... Instead, lawmakers steered the money into salaries for the staff of the state parks and state forest system.
“Due to a number of prescribed burns to the northwest of the Eglin boundary, smoke will likely be noticeable on the west of Hwy 285 north of Yellow River and south to the Gulf of Mexico.” A 350-acre prescribed burn is also being conducted by the Florida Forest Service in the Point Washington State Forest ...
Mosaic, which is just west of Bayberry Lakes and the Florida Tennis Center, will .... of Hunter's Ridge and is bordered on the west by Tiger Bay State Forest.
3, Florida Southern College, Becker Business Building, 111 Lake ... 4, Lake Wales Ridge State Forest, Arbuckle Tract, 851 County Road 630 E., ...
SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Florida (WKRG) — A second bear has ... on Bob Pitts Road near Holt, Florida and the Blackwater River State Forest.
The construction team working for the Florida Department of ... bridges to allow animals to pass safely between the Seminole State Forest, Rock ...
Later, Blaszczyk and most of the family moved to Florida, working as park rangers—Blaszczyk herself in Tate's Hell State Forest. “I loved ...
The Florida Forest Service will conduct a 40-acre prescribed burn today ... 1 million acres of state forests, provides management assistance on ...
A firefighter ignites grass as part of a prescribed burn at the Indian Lakes State Forest east of Ocala Wednesday. [Ludie Bond/Florida Fire ...
A late spring review found that Tate's Hell State Forest is an outstanding example of land management, in a report published in July. Florida law ...
... Oct. 15, Krul Lake Recreation Area, Blackwater River State Forest, 2914 .... Arts, Building 82, University of West Florida Pensacola Campus.
Contestants submitted photos of one of Florida's 37 state forests to ... The State Forest Photo Contest is judged by a panel of nine Florida Forest ...
TALLAHASSEE, FL (WWSB) - The Florida Department of Agriculture ... Four times a year, photos are submitted of Florida's 37 state forests ... For more information on the State Forest Photo Contest, visit FreshFromFlorida.com.
The Commissioner of Agriculture serves as a member of the Florida ... promotes Florida's agricultural commodities, manages state forests, ...


 

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