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New Biology Stories
When the Masses Meet the Grasses
What happens when A LOT of people want to tube the Ichetucknee River? It’s a delicate balance between protecting the resource and encouraging visitors to experience it. Join Park Biologist Sam Cole in this edition of the Biologists Tell the Story as he explains the science behind the balancing act.
Using Fire to Manage Natural Landscapes
Many of Florida's natural landscapes depend upon fire to develop and maintain healthy ecosystems and reduce the risks of wildfire. Join Environmental Specialist Matthew Hodge in this edition of the Biologists Tell the Story as he describes planning for a prescribed fire and measuring the success of this tool.
Managing Florida Scrub-Jay Habitat
If you build it, they will come. That’s what Biologist Laurie Dolan found with a population of Florida scrub-jays along the Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway. With Florida Park Service management of a 446-acre parcel of land, the population has grown from 25 birds in 2008 to more than 100 birds in 2019.