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Oct 26 2017

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Florida Forest Service

The Florida Forest Service (FFS) consists of more than 1,250 dedicated employees with the mission to protect and manage the forest resources of Florida, ensuring that they are available for future generations.

Wildfire prevention and suppression are key components in our efforts to protect homeowners from the threat of damage in a natural, fire-dependent environment. We are dedicated to training individuals to meet these goals.

In addition to managing over one million acres of state forests for multiple public uses including timber, recreation and wildlife habitat, we also provide services to landowners throughout the state with technical information and grant programs.

The Florida Forest Service’s forestry programs are implemented by its Field Operations staff within 15 field units across the state. Field personnel and equipment provide a more responsive and comprehensive approach to land management and wildfire control statewide.

Contact Information

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Forest Service
3125 Conner Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650

(850) 681-5800
(850) 681-5801 Fax

Quick Links

Wildland Fire

Wildfire Information. Find current conditions by county, burn bans, and helpful tips regarding wildfires in Florida.

Interactive map of current active wildfires.

Prescribed Fire

Outdoor Burning – Burn authorization request information.

Prescribed Fire is a cost effective tool to reduce fuel buildups which can cause dangerous wildfire conditions, thus providing increased protection to people, their homes and the forest.

Interactive map of current active wildfires.

Wildfire You

Firewise Communities
Protecting Your Home from Wildfire

Support Good Fires, Prevent Bad Ones. Visit goodfires.org.

Discover Florida’s Forests

Learn about Florida’s 37 State Forests

Forestry You

Need forestry assistance? Contact a local County Forester .

Have an exotic plant problem? Find help at FloridaInvasives.org

Tree Seedlings For Sale
The Florida Forest Service, provides bare root and containerized pine seedlings to serve and support the reforestation needs of Florida’s citizens.

Surplus Pine Seed For Sale
The Florida Forest Service also has several types of first generation slash pine seed for sale. All slash pine seed were produced in Florida Forest Service seed orchards. Open collected longleaf pine seed from the Blackwater River State Forest is also now available.

Forest Conservation Protection

Florida Forest Industry

Learn where wood-using mills are located.

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) – Additional Potential Revenue Sources for Forest Landowners

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Hot Topics

For wildfire emergencies, call 911 immediately or contact a local forestry field unit office.

Wildfire Information. Find current conditions by county, burn bans, and helpful tips regarding wildfires in Florida.

NEW – Enrollment period for the 2017 Urban Community Forestry Grant Program opens on Wednesday, July 19 and proposals must be submitted no later than Thursday, August, 31 at 2 p.m.

NEW – For state forest camping reservations, visit FloridaStateForest.ReserveAmerica.com or call (877) 879-3859.

Hurricane Recovery. Storm damage and tree removal

Operation Outdoor Freedom provides unique hunting opportunities for wounded veterans on Florida’s state forests.

Bureaus and Sections

Laws and Regulations

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