Photo by Larry Kohrnak

The U.S. Forest Service, in partnership with the Southern Group of State Foresters and the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation, established InterfaceSouth in Gainesville, Florida, in January 2002. The creation of this new center was a Forest Service response to critical findings of an assessment that was conducted after the 1998 Florida wildfires, called the Southern Wildland-Urban Interface Assessment. This assessment demonstrated that potential users—from urban planners to natural resource managers—need access to new information, technology, and skills that will help them meet the challenges of working and living in the interface.


The InterfaceSouth website was developed by and is maintained through a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station , Region 8, and Southern Regional Extension ForestryThis site includes up-to-date interface information, such as current news, events, publications, training and outreach programs, and decision support systems. It also includes reference information such as a literature database, a photo gallery, and links to informative Web sites. The site also allows you to sign up for the InterfaceSouth listserve, through which you will receive the InterfaceSouth Post, theInterfaceSouth Update, and the Leaves of Change bulletin.

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