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Join the UF School of Landscape Architecture and Planning for their Research Seminar on Monday, April 15th, at 1 p.m.! #OneDCP See MoreSee Less

Today at noon is the first free online seminar in this four-part series. 
To register, please follow this link: https://1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars/#fwc

#1000FriendsofFlorida, #FloridaClimateSmartAg, #FloridaConservationGroup, #FloridaWildlifeCorridorFoundation, #LiveWildly, #SolutionsfromtheLand, #OneDCP

Join us next Thursday for the first free online seminar in this four-part series: Looking at the Big Picture.
1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars/#fwc

#1000FriendsofFlorida, #FloridaClimateSmartAg, #FloridaConservationGroup, #FloridaWildlifeCorridorFoundation, #LiveWildly, #SolutionsfromtheLand, #OneDCP
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Check it out! Fabulous event with Center staff joining the UF Historic Preservation Program in promoting Gainesville modern! See MoreSee Less

Check it out! Fabulous event with Center staff joining the UF Historic Preservation Program in promoting Gainesville modern!Image attachment

So excited to learn that Carlton Ward Jr., a UF alumnus, conservation photographer known for his photos of the elusive Florida panther, and the leading advocate of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation to conserve the state’s natural lands and native species, will address University of Florida graduates at the University-Wide Commencement Ceremony set for 7 p.m. May 3 in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. See MoreSee Less

Join us next Thursday for the first free online seminar in this four-part series: Looking at the Big Picture.  
https://1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars/#fwc

#1000FriendsofFlorida, #FloridaClimateSmartAg, #FloridaConservationGroup, #FloridaWildlifeCorridorFoundation, #LiveWildly, #SolutionsfromtheLand, #OneDCP

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Today, Dr. Dan Smith, our Center's Road Ecologist and Conservation Planner, is presenting at the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation's Board of Directors' Meeting in Winter Garden on how animal road crossings can serve both wildlife and trail users.
#OneDCP
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Today, Dr. Dan Smith, our Centers Road Ecologist and Conservation Planner, is presenting at the Florida Greenways & Trails Foundations Board of Directors Meeting in Winter Garden on how animal road crossings can serve both wildlife and trail users. 
#OneDCP

This week during #GatorDay and #FloridaWildlifeCorridorDay, Center for Landscape Conservation Planning Director Tom Hoctor and Center staff connected with key partners, legislators, and supporters of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. These included Representative Keith Truenow, Senator Jason Brodeur, and others critical to passage of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act in 2021 and ongoing funding for land protection within the Corridor (Priorities 1 – 3 of the Florida Ecological Greenways Network). We appreciate the Florida Legislature and Governor’s support of land conservation and their efforts to make a statewide connected wildlife corridor a reality. See MoreSee Less

This week during #GatorDay and #FloridaWildlifeCorridorDay, Center for Landscape Conservation Planning Director Tom Hoctor and Center staff connected with key partners, legislators, and supporters of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. These included Representative Keith Truenow, Senator Jason Brodeur, and others critical to passage of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Act in 2021 and ongoing funding for land protection within the Corridor (Priorities 1 – 3 of the Florida Ecological Greenways Network). We appreciate the Florida Legislature and Governor’s support of land conservation and their efforts to make a statewide connected wildlife corridor a reality.

We are back in Tallahassee today for #GatorDay spreading the good word about our program! We appreciate Gator Advocates and everything they do for the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning! #OneDCP See MoreSee Less

We are back in Tallahassee today for #GatorDay spreading the good word about our program! We appreciate Gator Advocates and everything they do for the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning! #OneDCP

Today faculty and staff from the Center are at the Florida State Capitol for Florida Wildlife Corridor Day doing CLCP outreach. #OneDCP See MoreSee Less

Today faculty and staff from the Center are at the Florida State Capitol for Florida Wildlife Corridor Day doing CLCP outreach. #OneDCP

Agriculture is a mainstay of Florida’s economy, with its lands also providing essential ecosystem services. Building on Sea Level 2040/2070, Agriculture 2040/2070 focuses on the impacts of future development and sea level rise on agricultural lands and the many values they provide, with a discussion on strategies to keep lands in production and protect conservation values. Presenters include the University of Florida Center for Landscape Conservation Director Tom Hoctor, and Associate Director Michael Volk who undertook the GIS-based study, and Jim Strickland, owner of Strickland Ranch, vice chair of the FLORIDA CONSERVATION GROUP INC, and past president of the Florida Cattleman’s Association. The webinar will conclude with questions and answers.

REGISTER HERE: 1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars/

This event has been approved for the following credits for those who attend the live webinar: Certified Floodplain Managers (1 CFM), Florida Environmental Health Professionals (.15 CEUs), Florida Bar (2.0 CLE; 2.0 City, County & Local Government Law; 2.0 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice — #2312117N), and American Institute of Certified Planners (1.5 AICP CM Credits #9280639). 1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for Florida DBPR Landscape Architects but cannot guarantee that credits will be approved.
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Agriculture is a mainstay of Florida’s economy, with its lands also providing essential ecosystem services. Building on Sea Level 2040/2070, Agriculture 2040/2070 focuses on the impacts of future development and sea level rise on agricultural lands and the many values they provide, with a discussion on strategies to keep lands in production and protect conservation values. Presenters include the University of Florida Center for Landscape Conservation Director Tom Hoctor, and Associate Director Michael Volk who undertook the GIS-based study, and Jim Strickland, owner of Strickland Ranch, vice chair of the FLORIDA CONSERVATION GROUP INC, and past president of the Florida Cattleman’s Association. The webinar will conclude with questions and answers.

REGISTER HERE: https://1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars/

This event has been approved for the following credits for those who attend the live webinar: Certified Floodplain Managers (1 CFM), Florida Environmental Health Professionals (.15 CEUs), Florida Bar (2.0 CLE; 2.0 City, County & Local Government Law; 2.0 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice — #2312117N), and American Institute of Certified Planners (1.5 AICP CM Credits #9280639). 1000 Friends has applied for professional certification credits for Florida DBPR Landscape Architects but cannot guarantee that credits will be approved.

Isabella Guttuso had a wonderful visit to Rutgers University landscape architecture department as a guest lecturer for their Common Lecture Series. Isabella presented about St. Augustine's history, the challenges the city is facing with sea level rise and climate change, and some of the projects the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning has conducted in St. Augustine. Isabella also introduced a joint UF Historic Preservation Program and Center for Landscape Conservation Planning project in St. Augustine that just kicked off last month. Stay tuned for more about this project in the new year.

Thank you, Rutgers University, for being such a wonderful host!
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Isabella Guttuso had a wonderful visit to Rutgers University landscape architecture department as a guest lecturer for their Common Lecture Series. Isabella presented about St. Augustines history, the challenges the city is facing with sea level rise and climate change, and some of the projects the UF College of Design, Construction and Planning has conducted in St. Augustine. Isabella also introduced a joint UF Historic Preservation Program and Center for Landscape Conservation Planning project in St. Augustine that just kicked off last month. Stay tuned for more about this project in the new year.

Thank you, Rutgers University, for being such a wonderful host!

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Last week Isabella Guttuso represented the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning at the National Trails Workshop in central Florida. It was hosted by the Partnership for the National Trails System, and this year the co-host was our state's very own Florida Trail Association. As the Urban Green Infrastructure Coordinator, Isabella attended the workshop to learn, collaborate and network with professionals in trails and recreation planning across the state and nation. We explored topics of trail planning in conjunction with wildlife corridors, inclusive trail design, engaging trail communities and resiliency planning. See MoreSee Less

Last week Isabella Guttuso represented the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning at the National Trails Workshop in central Florida. It was hosted by the Partnership for the National Trails System, and this year the co-host was our states very own Florida Trail Association. As the Urban Green Infrastructure Coordinator, Isabella attended the workshop to learn, collaborate and network with professionals in trails and recreation planning across the state and nation. We explored topics of trail planning in conjunction with wildlife corridors, inclusive trail design, engaging trail communities and resiliency planning.Image attachment

To those who served: 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨
#VeteransDay2023
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We had almost all of our staff in attendance at the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation's "Corridor Connect" conference. With the CLCP's FEGN project serving as the science foundation for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, the center's work was highlighted and discussed throughout the conference! See MoreSee Less

We had almost all of our staff in attendance at the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundations Corridor Connect conference. With the CLCPs FEGN project serving as the science foundation for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, the centers work was highlighted and discussed throughout the conference!Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Our own Research Assistant Sarah Lockhart just came back from a wonderful week at the Land Trust Alliance National Land Trust Rally at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

She learned about exciting technologies and ideas to help bridge our Center with the phenomenal work being done on-the-ground by the land trusts throughout Florida! We look forward to building new tools to support and empower knowledge and data exchange here at the CLCP.
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Our own Research Assistant Sarah Lockhart just came back from a wonderful week at the Land Trust Alliance National Land Trust Rally at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. 

She learned about exciting technologies and ideas to help bridge our Center with the phenomenal work being done on-the-ground by the land trusts throughout Florida! We look forward to building new tools to support and empower knowledge and data exchange here at the CLCP.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
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Episode 4 of Protect Our Paradise, by Conservation Florida and Crawford Entertainment is up and running. This docuseries examines the challenges facing Florida's environment and the conservation efforts that are shaping Florida's future. Center Director Tom Hoctor, Associate Director Mike Volk, Professor Emeritus Peggy Carr, and 1000 Friends of Florida Communications Director Vivian Young were interviewed for this series about the Florida 2070 project and our Florida Wildlife Corridor work. To view the episode 4 trailer, please click on the following link: vimeo.com/crawfordgroup/review/847393437/5fd0c94a7c

#ProtectOurParadise #ProtectOurParadiseShow #CrawfordEntertainment #ConservationFlorida #OneDCP
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Episode 4 of Protect Our Paradise, by Conservation Florida and Crawford Entertainment is up and running. This docuseries examines the challenges facing Floridas environment and the conservation efforts that are shaping Floridas future. Center Director Tom Hoctor, Associate Director Mike Volk, Professor Emeritus Peggy Carr, and 1000 Friends of Florida Communications Director Vivian Young were interviewed for this series about the Florida 2070 project and our Florida Wildlife Corridor work. To view the episode 4 trailer, please click on the following link: https://vimeo.com/crawfordgroup/review/847393437/5fd0c94a7c

#ProtectOurParadise #ProtectOurParadiseShow  #CrawfordEntertainment #ConservationFlorida  #OneDCP
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There’s still time to enroll!There is still time to apply for this summer’s Preservation Institute Nantucket! The program’s focus this year is on Heritage and Housing and there are many course tracks to fit your research interests, no matter the discipline. Applications are due May 5 with links to apply here dcp.ufl.edu/historic-preservation/pin/ #OneDCP #PreservationEducation #Nantucket See MoreSee Less

There’s still time to enroll!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) National Wildlife Refuge System is embarking on an ambitious new effort to establish a Southwest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Area. The Florida Conservation Group, the UF Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, and the National Wildlife Refuge Association have been partnering together with the FWS to develop the science, the mapping products, and conduct the rollout outreach to work with stakeholders to explain this effort and its significance for the region and Florida. In short, if finalized, the Southwest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Area will provide significant additional funds for land and water conservation protection, restoration, and management in one of the highest priority areas for wildlife, water, and ecosystem services conservation in the state. This region is also the fastest growing in Florida, so time is short to institute land protection and strategies to work effectively with landowners to protect as much of the strategic conservation priorities as possible in the region.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System is embarking on an ambitious new effort to establish a Southwest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Area.

Read more on our blog:

floridaconserve.org/2023/03/30/the-proposed-southwest-florida-fish-and-wildlife-conservation-area…

Make your voice heard at upcoming planning meetings:

April 3 from 5:30-8:30PM at Immokalee High School, 701 Immokalee Dr, Immokalee, FL 34142

April 5 from 5:30-8:30PM Port LaBelle Inn and Conference Center, 1563 Oxbow Dr, LaBelle, FL 33935

Photo by Carlton Ward

Audubon Florida Florida Cattlemen’s Association Archbold Biological Station Conservation Florida Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership – CHNEP Live Wildly Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation Defenders of Wildlife – FL/AL/GA National Wildlife Refuge Association The Nature Conservancy in Florida Cypress Chapter Inc. of Izaak Walton League of America Florida Farm Bureau Federation
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) National Wildlife Refuge System is embarking on an ambitious new effort to establish a Southwest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Area. The Florida Conservation Group, the UF Center for Landscape Conservation Planning, and the National Wildlife Refuge Association have been partnering together with the FWS to develop the science, the mapping products, and conduct the rollout outreach to work with stakeholders to explain this effort and its significance for the region and Florida. In short, if finalized, the Southwest Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Area will provide significant additional funds for land and water conservation protection, restoration, and management in one of the highest priority areas for wildlife, water, and ecosystem services conservation in the state. This region is also the fastest growing in Florida, so time is short to institute land protection and strategies to work effectively with landowners to protect as much of the strategic conservation priorities as possible in the region.

Last weekend Center staff members Sarah Lockhart, Belinda Nettles and students from their Landscape Management class visited the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station to learn about the importance of prescribed fires in forest management and to experience some of Florida’s natural communities in this unique conservation area.

UF College of Design, Construction and Planning #OneDCP
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Last weekend Center staff members Sarah Lockhart, Belinda Nettles and students from their Landscape Management class visited the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station to learn about the importance of prescribed fires in forest management and to experience some of Florida’s natural communities in this unique conservation area.  

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On Wednesday evening, Center Director Tom Hoctor spoke at the Gainesville screening of Path of the Panther along with Joe Guthrie from the Archbold Biological Station, Malia Byrtus, Field Producer and Wildlife Camera Trapper, and Brett Scheffers from UF Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Thank you to our co-host Florida Climate Institute, First Magnitude Brewery, the Path of the Panther team, and everyone that came out to attend the screening! If you missed the event or want to see the film again, it is currently showing at the Regal Royal Park 16 theater in Gainesville as well as other theaters throughout the state. For more information on this film, please visit: pathofthepanther.com/ See MoreSee Less

On Wednesday evening, Center Director Tom Hoctor spoke at the Gainesville screening of Path of the Panther along with Joe Guthrie from the Archbold Biological Station, Malia Byrtus, Field Producer and Wildlife Camera Trapper, and Brett Scheffers from UF Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Thank you to our co-host Florida Climate Institute, First Magnitude Brewery, the Path of the Panther team, and everyone that came out to attend the screening! If you missed the event or want to see the film again, it is currently showing at the Regal Royal Park 16 theater in Gainesville as well as other theaters throughout the state. For more information on this film, please visit: https://pathofthepanther.com/Image attachment

Our crowning achievement in 2022 was the conservation of the Horse Creek Ranch in DeSoto and Hardee Counties. Thanks to #Florida Conservation Group and University of Florida’s Center for Landscape Conservation.

#conservation #environment #partnerships
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Last Saturday, Center faculty and staff members Mike Volk and Belinda Nettles participated in the Resilient Deering Workshop in Miami along with Cleary Larkin and Sujin Kim from the UF Historic Preservation Program. This workshop was part of the Resilient Deering project sponsored by the Florida Division of Historical Resources in partnership with the Deering Estate, Deering Estate Foundation, Miami-Dade Parks, the Craig Group, and the UF Historic Preservation Program. This workshop engaged the public and sought feedback as part of a larger initiative to document existing conditions, visualize the impacts of sea level rise and flooding, and develop a resilience strategy. #DeeringEstateFoundation #ufhistoricpreservation #OneDCP See MoreSee Less

Last Saturday, Center faculty and staff members Mike Volk and Belinda Nettles participated in the Resilient Deering Workshop in Miami along with Cleary Larkin and Sujin Kim from the UF Historic Preservation Program. This workshop was part of the Resilient Deering project sponsored by the Florida Division of Historical Resources in partnership with the Deering Estate, Deering Estate Foundation, Miami-Dade Parks, the Craig Group, and the UF Historic Preservation Program. This workshop engaged the public and sought feedback as part of a larger initiative to document existing conditions, visualize the impacts of sea level rise and flooding, and develop a resilience strategy. #DeeringEstateFoundation #ufhistoricpreservation #OneDCP

Save the Date – Wednesday, March 29th from 12:00 to 1:30 pm EST, 1000 Friends of Florida is hosting the webinar release of the newest Sea Level 2040 and Sea Level 2070 scenarios for the State of Florida in coordination with representatives from our Center, Tom Hoctor, Mike Volk, and Dan Farrah. This is a significant project that was initiated by Dr. Paul Zwick, Peggy Carr, and the UF GeoPlan Center in collaboration with 1000 Friends of Florida, and it has since been led by the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning in partnership with 1000 Friends of Florida with support from UF GeoPlan, Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida, and many others.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit 1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars/

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Save the Date - Wednesday, March 29th from 12:00 to 1:30 pm EST, 1000 Friends of Florida is hosting the webinar release of the newest Sea Level 2040 and Sea Level 2070 scenarios for the State of Florida  in coordination with representatives from our Center, Tom Hoctor, Mike Volk, and Dan Farrah. This is a significant project that was initiated by Dr. Paul Zwick, Peggy Carr, and the UF GeoPlan Center in collaboration with 1000 Friends of Florida, and it has since been led by the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning in partnership with 1000 Friends of Florida with support from UF GeoPlan,  Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) at the University of Florida, and many others. 

For more information and to register for this event, please visit https://1000fof.org/upcoming-webinars/

#OneDCP

Thank you! Every donation made yesterday on Gator Nation Giving Day helps the Center continue to conduct its work. Your support is greatly appreciated!

#OneDCP #AllForTheGators
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Thank you! Every donation made yesterday on Gator Nation Giving Day helps the Center continue to conduct its work. Your support is greatly appreciated! 

#OneDCP #AllForTheGators

On this Gator Nation Giving Day, please consider supporting the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning. The Center conducts conservation planning and green infrastructure projects throughout Florida with a variety of partners including the National Wildlife Refuge Association, 1000 Friends of Florida, Florida Conservation Group, Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, and the Florida Natural Areas Inventory. Donations of any amount help support the Center’s work, and they can easily be made through the following link: givingday.ufl.edu/campaigns/center-for-landscape-conservation-planning-fund

#AllForTheGators #StandUpAndHoller #OneDCP
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On this Gator Nation Giving Day, please consider supporting the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning. The Center conducts conservation planning and green infrastructure projects throughout Florida with a variety of partners including the National Wildlife Refuge Association, 1000 Friends of Florida, Florida Conservation Group, Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, and the Florida Natural Areas Inventory. Donations of any amount help support the Center’s work, and they can easily be made through the following link: https://givingday.ufl.edu/campaigns/center-for-landscape-conservation-planning-fund

#AllForTheGators #StandUpAndHoller #OneDCP

Tonight at 6:00 pm is the annual Edward Stone Lecture Series at the Harn Museum of Art!
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Tonight at 6:00 pm is the annual Edward Stone Lecture Series at the Harn Museum of Art!
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Gator Nation Giving Day is almost here! Tomorrow, we hope you’ll consider supporting the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning with your gift. Donations of any amount help us to fulfill the Center’s goal of providing research, planning, and education to support strategic conservation and green infrastructure protection. To make a donation, you can click on the following link: givingday.ufl.edu/campaigns/center-for-landscape-conservation-planning-fund
#AllForTheGators #StandUpandHoller #UF College of Design, Construction and Planning
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Gator Nation Giving Day is almost here! Tomorrow, we hope you’ll consider supporting the Center for Landscape Conservation Planning with your gift. Donations of any amount help us to fulfill the Center’s goal of providing research, planning, and education to support strategic conservation and green infrastructure protection. To make a donation, you can click on the following link: https://givingday.ufl.edu/campaigns/center-for-landscape-conservation-planning-fund
#AllForTheGators #StandUpandHoller #UF College of Design, Construction and Planning