Austin Cary

The School of Forest Resources & Conservation is a unit within the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS). We are home to three distinct, yet integrated, program areas: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, and Geomatics. Our faculty, staff, and students conduct research, teaching, and extension that cuts across a wide range of environments and disciplines.

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Latest Update: Whitehurst and Sons has finished the site prep for the ACMF Learning Center . They hauled off all of the debris, pushed over the fire-killed trees, removed all the trash, leveled the site, brought in Archer Gold sand to build up the site, installed silt fences to protect Lake Mize and sowed a cover crop.

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SFRC is home to a new Interdisciplinary Studies major in Marine Sciences! Our Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences program is one of the key hosts of this flexible major, and students interested in marine fish and wildlife, aquatic environments, and ecological processes are able to join the program beginning Summer B 2012. For more information, contact Dr. Shirley Baker.

Professionals looking to obtain advanced degrees in their fields can now take non-thesis Master’s degrees entirely online through SFRC graduate programs. We offer coursework in Ecological Restoration, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, and Geomatics through distance education and at competitive tuition rates, even for non-resident or international students.

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We are proud to announce that SFRC’s Fisheries and Aquatic Science program was chosen to host the prestigious NMFS and NOAA Research, Training, and Recruiting Program. The goals of this unique and cutting-edge program are to provide hands-on training to high-quality students interested in quantitative fisheries science and marine research. Join us in welcoming to Dr. Jim Berkson and staff!

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Check out the photos from the SFRC 75th Anniversary and Spring Celebration! We had a great time at the Austin Cary Memorial Forest and would like to offer congratulations to all students, faculty, and staff presented with awards. Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Flatwoods 5K, the forestry field events, and the fishing/casting competition! See you next year…

Site updated April 23, 2014