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Brush reduction in Paisley Woods area

Starting July 12, contractors will be clearing thick brush from the longleaf forests near Paisley in the Ocala National Forest to restore the habitat to one more suitable for red cockaded woodpeckers and other species who need the open understory that a healthy longleaf pine forest provides.
This project is funded by the American Recovery Act. [...]

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Order of the Arrow Event June 16

The Ocala National Forest is fortunate to host the Boy Scouts of America premiere honor society, the Order of the Arrow, this week. Working on a variety of projects throughout the forest as part of  “FourCorps 2010,” , these young men will be honored at a special event on Wednesday June 16 at River Forest [...]

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GO on Saturday June 12!

Get Outdoors = GO! Join the National Forests in Florida in celebrating National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday June 12 by enjoying our forests with your family.  Even as the weather warms up here in Florida, there’s always a getaway to enjoy year-round in our National Forests in Florida:

Take a short walk and go swimming [...]

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Apalachicola and Ocala National Forests Prescribed Burning Today (May 10)

The Apalachicola National Forest is prescribed burning approximately 1,253 acres today west of the town of Wilma and east of Highway 379.  The burn is taking place in burn unit #69.  See MAP for details.
The Ocala National Forest is also prescribed burning about 3,000 acres in the Shockley Pasture area located north of County Road 42.  The [...]

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U.S. Forest Service Continues Efforts in Requesting Public’s Assistance in Solving Ocala National Forest Incidents

The U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations Unit is continuing its efforts in requesting the public’s assistance for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those involved in posting threats and vandalizing government property in the Ocala National Forest.  See the Press Release for more details.

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