Manage your forest… with these (and many other) tools provided by the Florida Forest Service.
The Forest Stewardship Program is a cost-share program for eligible private forest landowners (20 acres or more) with a desire to learn and implement principles of good stewardship to improve and maintain timber, wildlife, water, recreation, aesthetics, and forage resources.
Find out more about Florida Stewardship Certification.
The Florida Plant Conservation Program is a U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service grant program to restore and maintain existing populations of federally listed endangered and threatened plant species on public land and on private lands managed for conservation purposes in Florida.
The Forest Health Section of the Florida Forest Service maintains a staff of highly qualified specialists to deal with forest diseases, insect pests, and non-native invasive pest plants. These specialists conduct surveys, evaluations, training and technical assistance for landowners. Healthy forests are vital for sustainable wood production, fresh air, wildlife habitat and clean water. Unhealthy forests contribute to disastrous wildfires, outbreaks of pest insects and diseases, and lower quality wildlife habitat.
Visit the Florida Forest Service's Forest Health section to find more about forest and shade tree diseases, insect pests, and invasive non-native species in Florida.
Florida's forest and forest products industries own and manage 27 percent of the state's forest lands.
"Over 30 years, I've received many benefits from FFS. Staff give neutral, experienced guidelines to property owners, and the workshops introduce diverse topics and provide opportunities to discuss common concerns with other landowners. Foresters will give you site-specific information on your unique property, and inform you of current programs and how to apply for and implement them."