Resource Management

Red-cockaded woodpecker

Managing the resources of the National Forests in Florida means paying close attention to where natural processes may need human help. Ongoing management practices include such techniques as prescribed burns, re-seeding of understory plants, selective timber removal, removing non-native invasive species and closing environmentally sensitive areas for habitat regeneration.

Species monitoring is an ongoing part of resource management. Threatened gopher tortoises, Florida black bears and Florida scrub-jays roam the National Forests in Florida, and endangered species such as the red-cockaded woodpecker and the Florida sand skink make residence in habitats found nowhere else.



Longleaf Restoration Accomplishments Reported for Fiscal Year 2019

Graphic for ACC Report

This report highlights ALRI’s achievements for FY 2019 (October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019)compiled from partners across the longleaf range. Annual accomplishment reporting is a vital tool for assessing the scale of on-the-ground work and measuring progress towards meeting the goals and priorities identified by the Longleaf Partnership Council and Range-wide Conservation Plan. It is a reflection on the collective efforts made by public and private partners to restore this iconic forest and highlight the benefits of longleaf to our Southeastern communities. In 2019, we celebrated more than 1.7 million acres of accomplishments on public and private lands.

Sustaining the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Population

Banding a red-cockaded woodpecker

The National Forests in Florida play a critical role in recovering the red-cockaded woodpecker, a federally endangered species.

Timber Sales


National Forests in Florida Timber Sales