Protecting Florida Land Program

Florida Ag Commissioner Announces Funds Available to Landowners for Protecting Florida Land Program

Dan Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Jan. 25, 2023) — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson and the Florida Forest Service announced that $2.6 million is now available to landowners through the Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program. The program offers landowners incentive payments to help increase the acreage of healthy forests in Florida. “We are proud to offer the Protecting Florida Land Program to help …

Florida forest service

Florida Forest Service Now Accepting Applications for Carbon Sequestration Program

Dan Florida, Forestry

(FDACS/Tallahassee, FL/July 15, 2022) — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program, a state-funded grant aimed at establishing and protecting robust forest lands in Florida by providing incentive payments to landowners. Applications will be accepted through August 12, 2022. “Forests are a critical component of addressing climate …


Wildfires Threaten as Concerns Grow in the Deep South

Dan Florida, Forestry

Tuesday morning, the Florida Forest Service (FFS) announced there were nearly 160 wildfires burning some 33,600 acres throughout Florida. FFS wildland firefighters and resources from numerous fire and emergency service departments have been working around the clock to help suppression efforts. This includes the Chipola Complex, which encompasses three wildfires that have grown to over 29,200 acres. This is all due to …