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1 Bill Giuliano W ildlife Extension Specialist Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation University of Florida-Gainesville Phone:

2 Interests & Experience Integrating wildlife management & other land-uses –Private & public lands

3 Interests & Experience Finding better ways to communicate, educate, & inform Solving wildlife management problems Clientele Driven – Collaborative & Cooperative!

4 Clientele, Collaborators, & Cooperators Numerous agents from multiple states Specialists SFBFG & CFLAG FL-GA Group

5 Clientele, Collaborators, & Cooperators Government & Public Lands –FL FWCC –FL DEP –FL DACS –WMDs –USDA –USFWS –USFS –City & County Parks –Airports

6 Clientele, Collaborators, & Cooperators NGOs –TWS –NWTF –QU –FWF –TNC –Tall Timbers –Florida Cattlemen’s Association –Many more

7 Clientele, Collaborators, & Cooperators Private landowners & managers General public

8 Programs Land management –Use of fire & mechanical treatments –Wildlife food plots –Important wildlife plants –Prescribed grazing –Managing timber FL-GA Game Management Update Series

9 Programs Land management –Farm & ranch management –Park management –Upland Ecosystem Restoration Program Ranch wildlife management

10 Programs Species management –Bobwhite quail –White-tailed deer –Wild turkey –Doves –Waterfowl Quail management short course

11 Programs Species management –Non-game –Benefits of game management to other wildlife –Feral hogs & other nuisance species Managing trap-wise feral hogs

12 Programs Alternative enterprises –Hunting leases –Fee-based hunting programs –Ecotourism & more Small farms alternative enterprises: wildlife

13 Programs Youth –Wildlife & conservation in local schools –Boy Scouts Habitat management with Scouts

14 Programs Hunting –Hunter recruitment & retention –Policy & heritage –Hunter education Are there changes in store for Florida deer seasons?

15 Programs “Conservation Partners” –Forest Stewardship, Wildlife Stewardship, UF/IFAS, FWC, DOF, USDA, USFWS, & NGOs –Coordinated Natural Resource Programming –Farm Bill programs Unified Planning –Forest Stewardship Plans –Conservation Plans Financial & Technical Assistance Programs

16 Programs Understanding people & issues to develop better outreach programs –FL private landowners (FWC & UERP) –Southeastern ranchers –Florida hunters –Belizean landowners*

17 Resources EDIS –Wild hogs in Florida: ecology and management –The Florida mouse –Ducks of Florida –Living with the Florida black bear: a homeowner’s guide to nuisance bear prevention –Dove fields in Florida

18 Resources EDIS –Pasture management for bobwhite quail –Sea turtle identification and viewing guidelines –Peanuts, corn, and other cereal grains can be toxic to wild birds –Many more

19 Resources Books & other printed materials –Understanding white-tailed deer –Bobwhite quail in Florida: ecology & management –Wildlife of the farm and forest: a guide for private landowners*

20 Resources Books & other printed materials –Florida range plants for cows and quail –Private landowners and wildlife in Florida: the state of wildlife management and future opportunities –Saw palmetto control in pine flatwoods: prescribed burning and roller-chopping methods –Aging white-tailed deer jaws

21 Resources TV, Radio, & Websites –Animal Planet TV: Killer Aliens –National Geographic TV: Central Park Screech Owls –NPR: Hogs, Quail, & other wildlife –BBC Radio: Wild hogs –Living the Country Radio and Website: Fencerows & wildlife

22 Resources CDs & DVDs –Deer & turkey management –Quail & dove management –Quail ecology, management, & issues

23 Resources “Canned” programs –Wild hogs in Florida –Florida's quail –Hunting leases & fee-based hunting opportunities

24 Resources Regular piece in Florida Cattleman & Livestock Journal “Conservation Partner” Newsletter & Website*

25 Resources Websites –Giuliano’s Extension Program –Florida Quail

26 Resources Websites –Wildlife & Agriculture –Small Farms & Alternative Enterprises: Wildlife & Hunting recreation/wildlife_and_hunting/index.html

27 Resources ISTs –Incentive-based Programs for Florida Landowners –Florida Quail Management –Current Issues with Florida Wildlife –Bobwhite Quail & Ranch Management - Agriscience Teacher Mid-winter Tech Update

28 Resources ISTs –Wild Hogs: Ecology & Management* –Helping Florida Landowners: Technical and Financial Assistance Programs for Better Land, Wildlife, & Other Natural Resource Management*

29 What can I do for you?

30 Bill Giuliano W ildlife Extension Specialist Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation University of Florida-Gainesville Phone:


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