About Us

On behalf of the Florida Forest Stewardship Program and Florida Land Steward partners we welcome you to a growing network of family forest landowners, extension agents, public and private natural resource professionals, and others involved with Florida’s forests. The mission of the Florida Forest Stewardship Program is to help and encourage private landownwers to manage their lands for long-term environmental, economic and social benefits.

We encourage you to explore and employ the many resources that are available to assist you in your land management
planning and activities. The University of Florida / IFAS, Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other partners have a wealth of expertise and resources available to help you with the many challenges you may be dealing with or will likely deal with in the management of your property, whether it be controlling invasive exotic species, selling timber, providing habitat for wildlife, planning for the future or regenerating a forest stand.

  • About the Forest Stewardship Program
    Helping private landowners increase the economic value of their forestland while maintaining its environmental integrity.
  • Program and Partner Contacts
    Contacts within Florida Forest Service, UF/IFAS, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Forestry Association
  • Forest Stewardship Program Outreach Events
    Workshops, Tours and more. Email cdemers@ufl.edu to be added to the listserv and keep posted on Forest Stewardship and other landowner events going on across Florida.
  • Program Sponsors
    Many thanks to these organizations and businesses for their contributions to this year's Forest Stewardship Program outreach events.
  • Directory
    State and federal agencies, nongovernment organizations, academic institutions, regional forestry groups, professional organizations, and businesses.
  • Acknowledgements
    A note from the Web master.