Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Chipola Forestry Center Field Unit

Chipola River District Field Unit

Counties Served

Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Walton and Washington


Mike Mathis


Chipola Forestry Center 
Florida Forest Service
715 W. 15 St.
Panama City, FL 32401-2238

Report a Wildfire and
Request Burning Authorizations

(850) 373-1801

Administrative Telephone

(850) 691-0800


(850) 872-4879

County Foresters

Contact for forest management, urban and community forestry assistance, tree farm, or cost-share grant information for your property.  Find A County Forester

Forest Area Supervisors

Contact for prescribed burning, fire line plowing, wildfire hazard mitigation, and other questions about wildfire prevention on your property.  Find A Forest Area Supervisor

State Forests

Pine Log State Forest
Florida Forest Service 
5583-A Longleaf Rd.
Ebro, FL 32437-1227
(850) 535-2888

Point Washington State Forest
5865 Hwy. 98 E.
Santa Rosa, FL 32459-6046
(850) 267-8325

Interested in learning about the danger of wildfires and how to help prevent them in your community?

Our Wildfire Mitigation Specialist can present  fire prevention programs for local schools, community groups, and events. 
Contact the Specialist in your county for more information or to sign up for a program.