Resources for Homeowners

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UF/IFAS Publications

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Florida Forest Service Publications

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Web Sites

Gardening in a Minute

A radio program airing every day on stations in Florida.
Each show gives a short tip to amateur and experienced gardeners.

Florida Firewise House

When landscaping to reduce wildfire risk, there are other landscape objectives (e.g., water and energy conservation) that can be achieved simultaneously. Before and after images of retrofitting this house to make it firewise are incorporated throughout the presentation.

Anatomy of a Prescribed Burn

The Florida Forest Service web site provides a picture representation of what is occurring simultaneously during a prescribed burn.

Firewise Communities

Emphasizes community responsibility for planning in the design of a safe community as well as effective emergency response, and individual responsibility for safer home construction and design, landscaping, and maintenance.

Florida Friendly Landscaping

Whether you are new to Florida or have lived here all of your life, learn how to protect Florida's environment. Get started in your own back yard by implementing the Nine Principles of Florida-friendly landscaping.

Florida Yards and Neighborhoods

An educational program informing homeowners how they can be more environmentally friendly with their landscape care practices and how this can help protect Florida's natural environment for future generations.

Firewise Landscaping Tips

Tips from the Florida Division of Forestry to create defensible space around your property.

Living Green

Living Green focuses on how communities incorporate environmental concerns into their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses to help conserve natural resources and wildlife for future generations. View the information about fire ecology.

Your Forest Managed

This website contains a wealth of information on cost-sharing and education programs, pest and disease control, healthy harvest and planting practices, and many other useful topics. Whether the goal is profit, preservation, or both, this website leads to smart forest management.

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

An organization dedicated to promoting disaster safety and property loss mitigation. A variety of information related to wildfire, hurricanes, tornados, lightning, and other weather conditions can be found on this site.

Florida Division of Emergency Management

This site assists homeowners for future disasters by helping to create a personalized Family Disaster Plan.

Smoke from Agricultural and Forest Fires

Safety tips to protect you and your family from the health effects of smoke.

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