Map: Land Development Intensity (LDI) Index for Southwest Florida Watershed- a trial application

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      In this brief post, I explore results of a GIS methodology exploring land use-land cover and land development intensity index project in fulfillment of graduate school coursework at the University of South Florida. Maps like these may help planners and policy makers find opportunities to improve regional sustainability within an entire watershed. Background The landscape […]

Hurricane Preparations for Homes & Homesteads

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Hurricanes are a fact of life down here in Florida. As such, we wanted to post some helpful resources and checklists that may help you feel a little more prepared this coming hurricane season

Native Food for Fodder- Spanish Needles (AKA Bidens)

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 5    Spanish needles, beggar’s tick, monkey’s lice, ‘annoying seeds from Hades!’… This Florida native, Bidens Alba or its sister species Bidens pelosa, has many common names. It takes 10 minutes of cutting and 15 minutes of raking to turn it into livestock fodder- and here’s why we do it…   I See Bidens They are a […]