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website, use shared social media, and
work together to plan and conduct outreach events for private landowners."
Florida Land Steward partners collaborate to provide workshops, field
tours, and state-wide video conferences. They also produce a quarterly
newsletter and recently published
a book: Family Forests: Portraits of
Private Stewardship in Florida by Chris
Demers, Florida Forest Stewardship
Program Manager.
As Program Manager, Demers is
always looking for new ways to expand
the landowner network and enhance
engagement.
"With this network and communication strategy in place we are able to
harness the benefits of partner initiatives to increase landowner participation," Demers said.
One example is the American
Forest Foundation's new Landscape
Management Plan Initiative, which uses
prepared landscape-level management
plans to make the Tree Farm certification process more efficient. Foresters
can use parts of the landscape plan
based on landowner objectives and
forest features instead of having to
start each plan from scratch.
"Certified Tree Farmers are all
added to our network, so this will
streamline that process. We are also
starting to partner with real estate
agents, so they can better inform their
buyers about management opportunities," Demers said, "It's all about the
landowner."
In the past 5 years, the program
has directly reached more than 2,700
landowners and professionals with

Doug and Teresa Moore were named
Florida Outstanding Tree Farmers of
the Year in 2018.

educational events. That audience
manages more than 6 million acres of
private and public land across Florida.
They've also reached 4,800 landowners indirectly through other forms of
engagement.
One family who received crucial support from the Land Steward
Program was Doug and Teresa Moore.
For the Moores, forest stewardship
was an opportunity to begin a new
life after many successful years in the
dairy business.
"With management planning and
practice, I've had assistance though
the Forest Stewardship program, UF/
IFAS Cooperative Extension Service,

FWC, Florida Forest Service, National
Wild Turkey Federation, my friend and
consulting forester, Leonard Wood, and
many others. There is plenty of help out
there. I'm very surprised that more landowners do not take advantage of it," said
Doug Moore.
In 2018, the Moores were named
Florida Outstanding Tree Farmers of
the Year.
"I think the more people understand
that a working tree farm like mine can
provide a renewable resource while
enhancing wildlife and conservation for
the future, the better the industry will
be," Doug Moore said.
If you manage land and are looking for
ways to be a better steward, from providing gopher tortoise habitat to wetland restoration, visit floridalandsteward.org. *

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019

Executive Outlook
2019 Legislative Report
Forestry Day at the Capitol
Suppression Challenges in the Panhandle Confirmed
Timber Damage Further Quantified
Community Tree Recovery Program Regrows Panhandle Canopy
Project Learning Tree Brings the Forest to the Kids
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
Forest Stewardship Program Builds on Partnership and COMMUNICATION
Snapshots
Noteworthy
Products & Services Showcase
Index of Advertisers
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - intro
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - cover1
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - cover2
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 3
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 4
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 5
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Executive Outlook
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 2019 Legislative Report
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 8
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 9
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Forestry Day at the Capitol
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 11
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Suppression Challenges in the Panhandle Confirmed
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 13
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Timber Damage Further Quantified
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 15
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Community Tree Recovery Program Regrows Panhandle Canopy
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - 17
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Project Learning Tree Brings the Forest to the Kids
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
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FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Forest Stewardship Program Builds on Partnership and COMMUNICATION
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FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Snapshots
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Noteworthy
FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Products & Services Showcase
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FLORIDAForests - Spring/Summer 2019 - Index of Advertisers
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