Osceola National Forest


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Osceola National Forest

Address:PO Box 70
Olustee, FL 32072

Phone:386-752-2577
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/florida
Size: Nearly 200,000 acres.
Location:Northeastern Florida. Accessible by I-10; US 41, 90, 441; FL 100. Nearby cities/towns include Jacksonville and Lake City.
Facilities:Campgrounds, dispersed camping, 9 hunt camps, rifle range, picnic sites, trails.
Activities:Camping, hunting, picnicking, fishing, hiking, OHV riding, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, boating, swimming.
Special Features:Olustee Battlefield Historic Site, where one of the nation's largest reenactments of a Civil War battle is staged annually during Presidents' Day weekend in February; Big Gum Swamp Wilderness, a cypress-gum swamp with a perimeter of pine flatwoods; Ocean Pond, a 1,760-acre natural lake; a 23-mile section of the Florida National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section).

See other parks in Florida.
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Address : Usda Forest Service, National Forests In Florida, Osceola National Forest, Baker And Columbia Counties, Flsanderson, Florida 32087 United States
Rabaglia for reviews of the manuscript and staff on the Osceola National Forest for permission to conduct the study.
3 million trees in Florida's Osceola National Forest following the massive 2007 Bugaboo Scrub Fire that destroyed more than 300,000 acres, and in California, we have planted more than one million trees since 2010 in 15 different wildfire restoration projects.
Top spots are Camp Blanding Management Area and Osceola National Forest.
Studies on the Osceola National Forest in Florida found that earlier in the season, deer were found closer to roads and accessible areas.
The area in question is the 170,000-acre Pinhook Swamp, which connects the Osceola National Forest in Florida and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia.
According to a 1998 status review, which led to the decision, Apalachicola National Forest and adjacent lands support an estimated 400 bears; Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Osceola National Forest, and adjacent lands together contain an estimated 1,200 bears; Ocala National Forest and adjacent lands are estimated to have over 200 bears; and Big Cypress National Preserve and adjacent lands have about 400 beam.
He also worked with federal agencies to bring Land and Water Conservation Fund monies to Florida for the purchase of various sites, including Osceola National Forest Pinhook additions, Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Lower Suwanee National Wildlife Refuge, Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge and Tate's Hell Swamp.
The O2O corridor is a nationally critical wildlife corridor that stretches from the Ocala National Forest to the Osceola National Forest and eventually to the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia.
As a member of the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Steering Committee, American Forests has taken a lead role in advocating for Florida's Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restoration CFLR Project, which is committed to improving longleaf forest health across 567,800 acres in Osceola National Forest by 2020.
The O2O corridor stretches from the Ocala National Forest to the Osceola National Forest with Camp Blanding forming the central link in the corridor.
Award: Road maintenance on the osceola national forest