Tag Archives: Osceola National Forest

AmeriCorps members planned for Osceola National Forest

The National Forests in Florida is now accepting applications for AmeriCorps positions on the Osceola National Forest in Olustee, FL.   AmeriCorps is a national service program for enthusiastic people to put their idealism into action!
These AmeriCorps positions are focused on volunteer coordination and community outreach.  Duties will include:

Recruiting and assisting in the administration of volunteers
Building [...]

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Celebrate National Great Outdoors Month in June!

June is a great month for the great outdoors as we celebrate National Great Outdoors month!  Check out the events below…
June 5-6: Forest Service Waives Fees in Celebration of National Trails Day
The National Forests in Florida is waiving fees to the public on June 5-6 at select day-use areas in the Apalachicola, Osceola and Ocala [...]

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Big Gum Swamp Wilderness Wildfire Contained

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 [...]

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Osceola National Forest Firefighters Respond to Wildfire

Press Release
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 [...]

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Osceola National Forest Seeks Volunteers for Summer Months

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 [...]

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