Why is Longleaf Pine Important to the Ocala National Forest? Longleaf Pines eco-system is native to the Southeastern part of the United states, reaching from Texas to Southeast Virginia. Longleaf pine creates a habitat that numerous animals rely on in the Ocala National forest including gopher tortises, red-cockaded woodpeckers, sherman’s fox squirrel and many more. Not only do […]

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Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences – Ocala National Forest Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences is a conservation effort where The National Forest Foundation selected 14 sites across the country where they wanted to highlight integrated restoration projects that could also engage the Public in recreation. The sites are spread all across the United States, with the Ocala […]

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The National Forest Foundation – A Brief Overview The National Forest Foundation is a non-profit Congressionally chartered organization that works very closely with the US Forest Service. Their mission is to engage Americans in caring for our National Forests and our Grasslands. They accomplish this goal in a variety of ways. They highlight the benefits […]

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The Importance Of Sustainability & Our National Forests National Forests cover roughly 193 million acres of land across the United States. These protected lands offer a lot to the communities they surround and beyond. From providing citizens with room for recreational activities like camping, fishing, swimming and more to providing homes to endangered species of animals […]

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Meet Karen DiBari – Director, Conservation Connect at the National Forest Foundation Karen DiBari works with the National Forest Foundation as the Director of Conservation Connect. She oversees two of the 14 treasured landscape sites. She also works with collaborative groups to try and work together on ways to steward our national forests and grasslands. Conservation Connect […]

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Meet Janet Hinchee – Silviculturist from the US Forest Service This is Janet Hinchee, the Silivulturist for the Ocala National Forest. Silviculture is the practice of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forests to meet diverse needs. Janet equates silvicuture to gardening, except instead of gardening small planets, she gardens trees. Instead […]

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How to Donate to our National Forests – Get Involved With diminishing federal budgets and reallocation of funds, organizations like the National Forest Foundation have had to find new ways to help pay for the restoration project on forests across the country. In this video we meet with Karen DiBari and hear how to donate to […]

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Our Partnership with the National Forest Foundation We’ve partnered with the National Forest Foundation in an effort to make sure that we are keeping our national forests healthy and flourishing. As a leading company in sustainable forestry, it’s our duty to ensure that conservation efforts remain a constant priority to keep our forests growing. This […]

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