Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Myakka River District Field Unit

Myakka River District Field Unit

Counties Served

Manatee, Desoto, Hardee, Sarasota and Charlotte


Duane Weis


Myakka River District Office
Florida Forest Service
4723 53rd Ave. E.
Bradenton, FL 34203-4130

Report a Wildfire and
Request Burning Authorizations

(941) 213-6970

Administrative Telephone

(941) 213-6971


(941) 213-6973

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

Babcock Ranch Preserve
8000 US Hwy 31
Punta Gorda, FL 33982
(941) 575-5716

Myakka State Forest
2000 S. River Rd.
Englewood, FL 34223
(941) 460-1333

Peace River State Forest
4300 S.W. CR. 769
Arcadia, FL 34266
(863) 491-5318

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!

Wildfire Mitigation in South Florida: Understand the Work to Reduce Your Risk [ Adobe PDF Document 1.69 MB ]