On behalf of the UF/IFAS Florida Land Steward Program (formerly called the Florida Forest Stewardship Program) and the Florida Land Steward Partnership we welcome you to a growing network of family forest landowners, extension agents, public and private natural resource professionals, and others involved with Florida’s forests and natural resources. An extension program of the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, the mission of the Florida Land Steward Program is to help and encourage private landownwers to manage their lands for long-term environmental, economic and social benefits.
We encourage you to explore and employ the many resources that are available to assist you in your land management planning and activities. The University of Florida / IFAS, Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and other partners have a wealth of expertise and resources available to help you with the many challenges you may be dealing with or will likely deal with in the management of your property, whether it be controlling invasive species, selling timber, providing habitat for wildlife, planning for the future or regenerating a forest stand.
Learn more about the Florida Forest Stewardship Program from this video.