The Cooperative Forestry Assistance (CFA)
section provides information and assistance to all interested
Florida citizens, concerning the growth and management of
trees. A statewide network of foresters is available to help private landowners manage small to
large acreages of forest land as well as assisting community
residents with individual trees in their neighborhoods.
Foresters can prepare management plans, or provide information
on forestry grants. The CFA section also handles statewide
forest inventory and analysis, as well as forest health
monitoring on an individual or statewide basis.
The Forest Stewardship Program addresses the improvement
and maintenance of timber, wildlife, soil and water, recreation,
aesthetics, as well as forage resources on non-industrial
private forest land through forest land recovery, forest land enhancement, and cost sharing programs for landowners.
Forestry and Wildlife Cost Share Programs
A quick reference designed to provide non-industrial private forest (NIPF) landowners with a brief overview of the primary federal cost-share programs that are available to assist them in implementing forestry and wildlife practices.
Urban and Community Forestry
The Urban and Community Forestry Program (U&CF) encourages city governments and local residents to actively manage the trees
in their communities. The Florida Forest Service offers U&CF grants
to local governments and groups to help them accomplish
this goal, and either provides or directs them to sources
of technical assistance. These entities also receive recognition
of their efforts through the Tree City USA Program, and
encouragement to promote additional efforts by recognizing
Florida Arbor Day each year.