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U.S. Forest Service Closes Motorcycle Trail in Apalachicola National Forest Until Further Notice

Tallahassee, Fla. – The U.S. Forest Service will close a motorcycle trail in the Apalachicola National Forest to the public today until further notice as the Leon County Sheriff’s Office conducts an investigation into a plane crash that occurred last night.
The trail is located near the Tallahassee Regional Airport. For those familiar with the trail [...]

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Forest Service Key to Sustaining Woodpecker Population in Southeast

The National Forests in Florida play a critical role in recovering the red-cockaded woodpecker, a federally endangered species.

Over the past 20 years, more than 530 red-cockaded woodpeckers have been moved from the Apalachicola National Forest — and more recently the Osceola National Forest — under the National Forests in Florida translocation program. The woodpecker populations [...]

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Fantastic Fall Events

Forgotten Coast Black Bear Festival – Saturday, Oct. 17
The public is invited to attend the Forgotten Coast Black Bear Festival Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Carrabelle, FL. This fun and educational event includes bear habitat field trips, bird watching tours, wildlife presentations, children’s activities and more. Location is the Carrabelle City [...]

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Apalachicola National Forest Begins Prescribed Fire Season Oct. 1

Tallahassee, FL – Residents and passersby may see some smoke in the air beginning Oct. 1 when the U.S. Forest Service starts its prescribed fire season of approximately 100,000 acres in the Apalachicola National Forest to prevent wildfires and promote a healthy forest for plants and animals.
Prescribed fire plays an integral part in reducing [...]

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Explore the Outdoors — U.S. Forest Service Offers Fee-Free Day For National Public Lands Day

Tallahassee, Fla. – In recognition of the 2009 National Public Lands Day, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees to the public on Sept. 26 at select day-use recreation areas in the Apalachicola, Osceola and Ocala National Forests.
National Public Lands Day was established to encourage citizen stewardship and visitation to public lands managed by the [...]

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