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.

Mailing Address

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

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

Online Open Burn Authorization Requests for Certified Burners (WebOBA)

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.

Firewise Communities 
Protecting Your Home from Wildfire

Learn how to lower your risk and help prevent wildfires. 
Find your Wildfire Mitigation Specialist

Florida Forest Legacy Program

Rural and Family Lands Protection Program

Forest Services Vendor Database (FSVD)

Learn where wood-using mills are located.

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



Find a forest at visitmyforest.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.