Florida Forest Service
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Saving Lives and Property Through Advanced Planning
The Florida Forest Service (FFS) consists of more than 1250 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.
- Forest Landowners:
Find your County Forester for technical assistance for your forested land.
- Burning Authorizations:
Report a wildfire or
request burning authorizations in your area from
15 FFS Field Units statewide.
Support Good Fires, Prevent Bad Ones... Visit goodfires.org
State Forests & Recreation
Find a forest at visitmyforest.org
Urban Forests &
Your Forest. Managed
Florida landowners can work with County Foresters to help manage their land.
Visit Your Forest- Managed.
- Have an invasive exotic plant problem? Find help at FloridaInvasives.org
- Campers are encouraged to help ensure the healthy future of the state's forests by using firewood from the area where you plan to burn it: Get More Tips