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Natural Area Teaching Laboratory Annual Report 2006-2007. Mark Clark, 05-07 NAAC Chair Doug Levey, 07-09 NAAC Chair. General Management. Upland Pine Mechanical mowing of upland pine restricted area (FDOF) Summer managed burn (7 th burn event for NATL) Planting

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Natural area teaching laboratory annual report 2006 2007

Natural Area Teaching LaboratoryAnnual Report 2006-2007

Mark Clark, 05-07 NAAC Chair

Doug Levey, 07-09 NAAC Chair


General management

General Management

  • Upland Pine

    • Mechanical mowing of upland pine restricted area (FDOF)

    • Summer managed burn (7th burn event for NATL)

    • Planting

      • 1000 pine, 1000 wiregrass plugs

  • Exotics Control

    • Cogongrass, Lantana, Alamo/Noyau Vine, Japanese Climbing Fern, Arrow Vine

  • Trail maintenance and grid clearing

  • Signage and Kiosk upkeep


Natural area park arboretum

Natural Area Park Arboretum

  • 18 native trees planted in Natural Area Park, this year signs were added for identification


Photographic record of natl vegetation

Photographic Record of NATL Vegetation

  • Initiated in 1997 by FLMNH

  • Photos taken in the four cardinal directions

  • Follow up photographs taken in 2007

  • Photo comparison on web http://natl.ifas.ufl.edu/gridphotos.htm


Natural area teaching laboratory annual report 2006 2007

January 1997

Gridpoint E3s,

February 2007


Continued volunteer support

Continued Volunteer Support

  • Fall 06 Gator Plunge volunteer event (50 students/ 5 project)

    • Mulched NAP, Nature-scaped stream bed (rocks, cypress, spartina grass), NATL-E trash clean-up, Weeded restoration islands in Upland Pine area, Built up SEEP earthen berm

  • Spring 07 Gator plunge volunteer event (32 students & 6 grad supervisors)

    • Planted 1yr 1,000 LLP & 1,000 wiregrass Fall 07 Gator Plunge volunteer event

    • SEEP Boardwalk approach ramp fill and grading


Natl endowment tj walker endowment for natl

NATL Endowment(TJ Walker Endowment for NATL)

  • Terms of the Walker endowment require that the UF administration

    • Fund a graduate assistantship, and provide

    • $2,000 in annual NAAC expenses.

  • Terms have been matched

    • Graduate Assistantship – Dean Barrick

    • $2,000 operating expenses – Provost Fouke


Citf mini grant

CITF – Mini Grant

  • Funding provided to purchase and set up a utility shed.

  • Shed completed June 2007

  • Structure stores:

    • 2x4 donated gator

    • Kee KC22 bicycle-tire mower

    • Poulon 16” chain saw

    • Stihl brush cutter

    • Fuel and oil for above

    • Soho 3.5 gal backpack sprayer

    • B&G 1 gal sprayer

    • tools and equipment for maintenance and improvement of NATL


Citf fencing

CITF - Fencing

  • Property boundary fencing (6’ chain-link) to be overseen by Charles Perry Construction Inc.

  • Progress is finally being made

  • Field and coral fencing – may be contracted internally with PPD or external?


Natural area teaching laboratory annual report 2006 2007

Fencing for NATL

Corral fencing

Field fencing

6’ Chain-link fencing


Citf self guided nature trails

CITF – Self-Guided Nature Trails


Natural area teaching laboratory annual report 2006 2007

CITF – Upland Trails


Natural area teaching laboratory annual report 2006 2007

Old-Field trailhead

Upland Pine trailhead


Citf wetland aquatic trail

CITF – Wetland/Aquatic Trail


Citf boardwalk

CITF - Boardwalk

  • Chandler Rozear, project manager

  • Contract awarded to Callaway Marine Inc. ($89,900)

  • Started construction – Mid September

  • Estimated completion – Mid December

    • Possible substantial completion meeting Friday 12/14


2007 2008

2007-2008

  • Doug Levey (Zoology) – New NAAC Chair

  • Will provide expense plan in accordance with Endowment requirement

    • “...NAAC will annually submit a spending plan to the Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Committee (LVLC) for its approval, and the Chair of NAAC will submit an annual report about the uses of endowment funds to LVLC.”


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