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.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Florida Forest Service
3125 Conner Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650
(850) 681-5801 Fax
Wildfire Information: Find current conditions by county, burn bans, and helpful tips regarding wildfires in Florida.
Find a local Public Information Officer.
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.
Wildfire & You
Protecting Your Home from Wildfire
Learn how to lower your risk and help prevent wildfires.
Find your Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Support Good Fires, Prevent Bad Ones... Visit goodfires.org.
Discover Florida’s Forests
Learn about Florida’s 37 State Forests
Florida State Forest Recreation Opportunities
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.