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Zev Cohen and Associates named a vendor for the Florida Forest Service.

Zev Cohen and Associates is now a FL vendor for the State of Florida, Florida Forest Service (formerly Division of Forestry). ZCA can be paid directly by the State to write land management / forestry / timber plans for private forestry lands that want to be in the Florida Forest Stewardship program. This allows landowners to cut their planning costs significantly, opens the door for additional assistance (fire, pest control, etc.), guarantees an exemption and keeps the lands resources at their highest value.

Please contact Daniel J. (Danny) Young for more information. Or click Florida Land Steward for more information on the Forest Stewardship and other land assistance programs.

 

The Florida Native Plant Society’s Pawpaw Chapter Inaugurates it’s First Volusia County Rugel’s Round-up May 12, 2012

 To begin a systematic survey of Volusia County’s rare endemic pawpaw species (Deeringothamnus rugelii), the FNPS Pawpaw Chapter will launch its first “citizen science” Rugel’s pawpaw population survey on May 12th.  The Chapter's goal is to maintain an on going Rugel's Pawpaw data base by establishing "Rugel's Round-up" as an annual collaborative May field trip event.   “Rugel’s Round-up” coordinator, Danny Young (biologist with Zev Cohen), working closely Richard Harris (Volusia County Land Management) will kick off our first Rugel’s Pawpaw Survey.  The chapter will also enlist the expertise of other known field specialists, as Dr. Eliane Norman, John Kunzer, and Don Spence to work with our volunteers on the day of the survey.  After initial training on a known Rugel’s Pawpaw site, teams will disperse to designated areas.  Armed with maps, charts, and GPS devices volunteer teams hope to document additional Rugel’s Pawpaw locations.     Rugel’s Pawpaw or Yellow Squirrel Banana, is just one of 10 or so related pawpaw species that can be found in Florida.  What makes Rugel’s is rare is that it can only be found in Southeast Volusia County.  This scruffy little perennial pineland shrub with an affinity for Immokolee soil, and a dependence on frequent (fire) disturbance is seldom noticed in the field.  Rugel’s Pawpaw can easily be confused with other scrub or pineland pawpaws, which also bear pungent oblong leaves.  So, Rugel’s tiny fleshy lemon-yellow flower petals will be key to its positive identification when it blooms in May. Historically, Deeringothamnus rugelii was first reported by a German immigrant pharmacist-botanist, Ferdinand Rugel in 1848 as Asimina rugelii.  Some 80 years later this “false pawpaw” was rediscovered in the New Smyrna area and renamed Deeringothamnus rugelii by John Kunkel Small. 

  

Zev Cohen and Associates now has two Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agents on staff.

Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agents are individuals who are permitted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to carry out such activities as surveying, permitting, excavation and relocation. Please contact Daniel J. Young or John Baehre for further information. Click here for more information on gopher tortoise permitting requirements.

The Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve Management Plan prepared by Zev Cohen and Associates on behalf of Volusia County has been approved by the County Council for submission to DEP’s Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC). This is the final step to getting a State-approved Management Plan for the state-owned lands within the Preserve.

Zev Cohen and Associates Recognized as 2010 Small Business of the Year

Zev Cohen and Associates, Inc. has been selected as the 2010 Small Business of the Year by the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes regional businesses that contribute to the economic vitality and quality of life in the community as well as deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction while maintaining positive employee relations.

 

 

 

 

Zev Cohen and Associates, Inc.| A Civil Engineering and Consulting Firm
Ormond Beach, Florida
300 Interchange Boulevard
Ormond Beach, Fl 32174
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St. Augustine, Florida
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Edgewater, Fl 32132
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