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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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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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Be Bear Aware — U.S. Forest Service Implements Food Storage Policy

To prevent bears and other wildlife from becoming problems at popular recreation areas in the Ocala, Osceola and Apalachicola National Forests, the U.S. Forest Service recently implemented a forest-wide Food Storage policy requiring proper storage and disposal of food, garbage and other attractants.

(Video courtesy of mtozier)
“Public safety is a high priority for the U.S. Forest [...]

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