October-November 2014
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Class XIV Session 3 Newsletter
Class XIV Session 4
NRLI Class XV (2015-16)
NRLI Alumni Association
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Dear Friend of the NRLI Program,
Beginning with our current Class (Class XIV), NRLI will publish a newsletter to coincide with each NRLI session. Each edition will include contributions from the Project Team; an article written by a pair of NRLI Fellows; information on the session venue and issue focus; an overview of the curriculum including tools, skills, and techniques covered; a spotlight on a current class Fellow; and a NRLI alumni spotlight.


In addition, this e-newsletter (NRLI News) will include updates on other NRLI happenings, job announcements, and news from NRLI alumni.

Please e-mail me with suggestions for the newsletter or if you have content you'd like to include in a future edition.

Jessica Ireland
NRLI Program Coordinator

Tampa Bay:

 Numeric Nutrient Criteria: Improving Water Quality in an Urban Setting


Session Overview

Curriculum Focus: Values, Perceptions, and Understanding Conflict
Confronting Conflict in Tampa Bay
(article by Class XIV Fellows Alison Adams & Jeremy Olson)

NRLI Class XIV Fellow Spotlight
Bonnie Wolff Pelaez
Clay Coarsey
NRLI Alumni Spotlight
Lindsay Cross, NRLI Class XI; Environmental Science and Policy Manager, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Libby Carnahan, NRLI Class XII; Florida Sea Grant Agent, UF/IFAS Pinellas County

Class XIV Session 4

NRLI Class XIV will be in Naples/Immokalee next week (November 13-15) for session 4. The issue focus is Endangered Species: The Future of the Florida Panther.

Check out some recent news stories related to the Florida Panther:


Florida hunters, ranchers challenge state's method of counting panthers as more wildlife killed

Naples Daily News, Oct. 31, 2014


Panther workshop in Collier County

Fox 4, Oct. 28, 2014


In southwest Florida, man and panther vie over goats and state's true nature Tampa Bay Times, Sept. 13, 2014


FWC recommends Collier County residents take steps to protect small livestock from panthers

FWC news release, Aug. 29, 2014


Study blames lost calves on panthers
Associated Press, July 31, 2014

NRLI Class XV (2015-2016)   

The schedule for Class XV (2015-2016) has been set, including dates, venues, and topics. Applications and nominations are currently being accepted!

Click here for more information on Class XV, including application/nomination instructions.

Please spread the word!             


NRLI Alumni Association   


The NRLI Alumni Association is open to all alumni of the program.


If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join! The dues are only $25 annually, or $125 for a lifetime membership, and the funds help support alumni training and enrichment, and alumni-sponsored scholarships for incoming NRLI fellows.


The NRLI Project Team and Alumni Association also encourage all alumni to stay involved with the NRLI program; alumni are always welcome to attend current NRLI sessions, and the Alumni Association is working on increasing the number of training and networking opportunities. Most recently, we held a media training class in Gainesville that covered the basics of communicating with the press, and we are planning a networking event in Tallahassee that will coincide with Class XIV's March session in Wakulla Springs. We also are looking into forming alumni committees to help shape the future of the program and increase alumni engagement, so we encourage anyone who is interested in participating to get in touch with the Alumni Association at


Also, stay tuned for a survey in the upcoming newsletter; we hope that all alumni will participate and let us know your preferences for training topics, locations, and future program plans.  


Food and Resource Economics Department