Eco Tours - Discover Florida's Forests, Wildlife, Parks, Trails, Springs and Natural Beauty
National Forests in Florida The Forest Enviroment
There are three National Forests - the Apalachicola, Osceola and the Ocala. Combined, National Forest lands cover more than 1.2 million acres in North and Central Florida. The National Forests in the State also manage the 1,400-mile National Scenic Trail, one of eleven National Scenic Trails in the United States
Florida Eco Tours
National Wildlife Refuges in Florida Fish and Wildlife Service | Southeast Region
Our mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and
plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people
Florida State Parks Welcome to The State Parks
Florida State Parks is celebrating its 75th Anniversary throughout 2010. In February, the Park Service patch was flown aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor to the International Space Station, traveling 5.7 million miles in 217 orbits of the Earth. Celebrate with us every day throughout 2010 in each of our state parks.
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Florida State Forests State Forests HOME: Division of Forestry
The Division of Forestry has guided the operation of state forests for nearly 75 years. It is their primary mission, while managing these lands, to protect and maintain the biological diversity of the many ecosystems found in and around the state forests while integrating public use of the resources.
||13. Indian Lake
||25. Point Washington
|2. Big Shoals
||26. Ralph E. Simmons
|3. Blackwater River
||15. John M. Bethea
||27. Ross Prairie
|4. Carl Duval Moore
||16. Lake George
||17. Lake Talquin
||29. Tate's Hell
|6. Charles H. Bronson
||18. Lake Wales Ridge
||30. Tiger Bay
|7. Cottage Hill
||19. Little-Big Econ
||31. Twin Rivers
|8. Deep Creek
|9. Etoniah Creek
||33. Watson Island
|10. Four Creeks
||22. Okaloacoochee Slough
||23. Picayune Strand
||24. Pine Log
Nature-based recreation on lands managed by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission FWC - Recreation Activities
In Florida, residents and visitors have a multitude of choices for outdoor recreation. Fish for marlin or trophy largemouth bass. Hunt for Osceola turkey or white-tailed deer. Paddle a kayak down a secluded stream or head for the open water in your motorboat. Train your binoculars on any of the 500+ species of birds that live in or migrate through the State.
Florida Greenways and Trails Guide Greenways and Trails Guide
Home to popular destinations such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center, this region is also a favorite of trail enthusiasts because of its many diverse greenways and trails experiences.
Florida Trail Association
Take a walk in the woods! With trailheads along and near major highways throughout the State.
Incorporated in 1964, the Trail Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit volunteer organization that builds, maintains, protects, and promotes the 1,400 mile Florida Trail, one of only eight National Scenic Trails in the United States, in partnership with the USDA Forest Service.
Great Florida Birding Trail Great Birding Trail Home Page
The Great Florida Birding Trail (GFBT) is a program of the FWC. At its core is a network of 489 sites throughout the State selected for their excellent birdwatching or bird education opportunities. This 2000-mile, self-guided highway trail is designed to conserve and enhance bird habitat by promoting birdwatching activities, conservation education and economic opportunity.
Follow the Everglades Trail to explore the natural wonders of this international treasure. This subtropical region is a remarkable ecosystem with unique plants and wildlife - more than 4 million acres of public lands vital not only for nature but for the water supply for South Florida.
1 Shingle Creek
2 Disney Wilderness Preserve
3 Lake Kissimmee State Park
4 Prairie Lake Unit, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area
5 Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
6 Hickory Hammock Management Area
7 Okee-Tantie Recreation Area (LOST)
8 Port Mayaca Lock
9 DuPuis Reserve
10 A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
11 Everglades Wildlife Management Area
12 Biscayne National Park
13 Everglades National Park COE Visitor Center
14 Shark River Valley Loop Road
15 Big Cypress National Preserve
16 Everglades National Park Western Entrance
17 Fakahatchee Strand State Park
18 Collier Seminole State Park
19 Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
20 Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
Visiting the Everglades
Take a stroll through the Everglades and experience its many wonders. Watch sawgrass swaying in the breeze as lazy crocodiles rest in the sun and turtles sunbathe on lillie pads. Look into the endless blue canopy above and watch as flocks of graceful birds fly towards the horizon. Listen as the sounds of the Everglades come alive to your ears. Hear the frogs sing and crickets chirp. Let your senses roam free, like the slow moving sheet of water that flows languidly over everything in its path.
Rising up from deep within the aquifer, cool clear water flows from hundreds of springs that dot the landscape. Learn about threats to their future and how to protect nature's gems.
Florida Panther Net
The Florida panther is an umbrella species. It ranges throughout nearly 1 million hectares in southwest Florida, encompassing a number of distinct natural communities. Protection of the panther protects hundreds of other species of plants and animals that share its range.