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Forest Stewardship Internet Video Workshop: The “Green Value” of Your Woods

December 12, 2012; 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET (12:00 – 3:00 PM CT)

At participating UF-IFAS Extension Office across Florida (listed below)

Get a more complete picture of the value of your woods! Florida’s private forest lands provide many economic and environmental benefits to society such as protecting water quality, wildlife conservation and carbon storage. Until now we have known little about the dollar value of these environmental benefits. The University of Florida recently identified and quantified the economic values of environmental benefits, or “green value”, provided by lands enrolled in Florida’s Forest Stewardship Program. Join us to get a more complete picture of the value of your woods. We will also get a review and update on greenbelt assessment policy for property taxes.

Tentative Agenda (all times Eastern):

  • 1:00 pm Sign in at facility, meet and greet
  • 1:15 Program introduction, Chris Demers, Forest Stewardship Coordinator, UFIFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC)
  • 1:30 Forest Stewardship “Green Values”, Melissa Kreye and Chris Demers, SFRC
  • 2:30 Break
  • 2:45 Greenbelt Review and Update, George Wheeler, Agriculture Greenbelt Coordinator, Florida Department of Revenue
  • 3:45 Q&A, Conclusion, Evaluation, Adjourn

Download a printer friendly flyer:  Green Value of Your Woods Flyer

Register: This program is free. Details and registration on-line at:

You may also register by calling the contact listed for the location you wish to attend.

Bonifay, UF-IFAS Holmes County Extension Office
1169 E Hwy 90 – Bonifay, FL 32425-6012
Call at (850) 547-1108 to register.

Chipley, UF-IFAS Washington County Agriculture Center
1424 Jackson Avenue Suite A (Hwy 90) – Chipley, FL 32428
Call (850) 638-6180 to register.

DeFuniak Springs, UF-IFAS Walton County Extension Office
732 N 9 Street – DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433-3804
Call (850) 892-8172 to register.

Jay, UF-IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Office
5259 Booker Lane – Jay, FL 32565
Call Janis (850) 675-3107 to register

Marianna, UF-IFAS Jackson County Extension Office
2741 Pennsylvania Avenue – Marianna, FL 32448
Call (850) 482-9620 to register.

Quincy, UF-IFAS Gadsden County Extension Office
2140 W Jefferson Street – Quincy, FL 32351-1905
Call (850) 875-7255 to register

Funding for this event provided by the USDA Forest Service through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service, and a grant from the Florida Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee.

Doug Mayo

Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/03/forest-stewardship-internet-video-workshop-the-green-value-of-your-woods/