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Additional Resources for Local Government

UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE)
The PIE Center’s mission is to examine how people think about, form, and act on opinions regarding complex agricultural and natural resource issues. Their research and resources can help the public and policymakers make informed decisions about Florida’s natural resources.

The University of Florida’s Electronic Data Information Source is a comprehensive online collection of peer-reviewed publications by UF/IFAS experts.

Florida Water Star
Florida Water Star is a certification program for new and existing home and commercial developments. The program has water efficiency standards and guidelines for indoor fixtures and appliances, landscaping design, and irrigation systems.  

Florida Fertilizer Ordinances
This Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ mobile web application is a guide to fertilizer ordinances around the state.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Plant Guide
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Plant Guide mobile web application has details on hundreds of plants to help you find the right plant for the right place based on site characteristics and plant attributes.

EPA Green Infrastructure
The US Environmental Protection Agency has case studies, data, and educational materials related to the implementation of Green Infrastructure.

DEP Nonpoint Source Management
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Nonpoint Source Management Program provides grant funding,  information on Green Infrastructure, and public education resources.

H2OSAV: A water conservation program data hub 
H2OSAV provides data analysis tools and data-driven insights that help regional utility providers, governmental agencies and extension agents optimize water conservation efforts. It is part of the UF/IFAS Extension Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC).

Landscape Change – Climate Change Information for Landscape Architects 
This partnership between University of Florida Departments of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Horticulture offers information, resources and strategies to address the impact of climate change on landscapes as well as examples of projects that have done so through mitigation or adaptation.

Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER)
This strategic initiative of the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP) provides research information related to the construction and management of resilient built environments, with a strong interest in the well-being of individuals and communities who inhabit them.



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