Saturday October 23 is National Make a Difference Day, and the Osceola National Forest will hold a work day at the Olustee Beach Recreation Area. The event is the second in a series to revitalize the forest and its facilities. The event will be from 9 AM to 12 pm, and afterwards, volunteers will be [...]Read more
A 56-acre wildfire caused by a lightning strike in the southwest corner of Big Gum Swamp Wilderness in the Osceola National Forest was 100-percent contained by U.S. Forest Service firefighters at 8 p.m. on May 10.
Aerial ignitions from a helicopter will be used today to prevent spot fires.
The wildfire was discovered at about noon on [...]
Olustee, Fla. — A team of U.S. Forest Service firefighters immediately responded to and safely secured a wildfire in the southwest corner of Big Gum Swamp Wilderness that was discovered at approximately noon on May 9.
The fire was secured last night but the Forest Service will conduct a 3,000-acre burnout today on the western [...]
The Osceola National Forest is seeking volunteers to fill several positions.
“Volunteers help out in all sorts of ways and are a great asset during peak summer months when winter volunteers return north,” said Debra Stucki, District Recreation Program Manager. “This is a great opportunity for volunteers to serve on national forest lands, enhance their skills [...]
The Osceola National Forest is conducting a prescribed burn on approximately 24 acres today on Road 235-C near I-10.
Drivers and residents are reminded of the possibility of unexpected shifting winds that could increase the risk of smoke on the road during prescribed burns. Always proceed with caution, reduce speed and turn headlights on if visibility [...]