Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The Florida Forest Service uses many tools to prevent and suppress wildfire. Public outreach and education play an important role, along with state-of-the art equipment and technology.
Learn about Florida’s Silviculture Best Management Practices program. Find out what you can do to protect Florida’s lakes and streams from pollution associated with forestry activities.
Florida’s state forests offer recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding, hunting and fishing.
Learn about Florida’s 37 state forests, the Champion Tree Program, firewood regulations, silviculture best management practices, forest health, state forestland acquisitions, and volunteer opportunities with the Florida Forest Service.
Find forestry-related educational resources for teachers, kids and parents, and the community. Topics include wildfire prevention, fire safety, forest health, forest stewardship, tree identification and more.
Forest landowners can find information about forest management planning and silviculture best management practices. Learn about grants and cost-share programs to help protect and improve Florida forestland.
Resources for communities include the Firewise Communities program, urban forestry programs, educational opportunities, grants for urban forestry projects and fire prevention, and a calendar featuring forestry-related events.
Publications cover such topics as tree planting, forest pests and diseases, prescribed fire, outdoor burning, and home fire safety.