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Nikki Fried, Florida Forest Service Call on the Public to Report Suspected Arson

With this week being Arson Awareness Week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service urged the public to help prevent wildfires by reporting suspected arson. Florida’s unique landscape includes more than 26...

Florida Marks Prescribed Fire Awareness Week

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service highlighted the importance and benefits of prescribed fire during Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, January 23–29. Florida is a fire-adapted ecosystem, which means it depends...
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Nikki Fried Authorizes Florida Forest Service Personnel Deployed to Texas to Help After Winter...

The FFS Green Incident Management Team (IMT) deployed at the end of last week to the Randolph Air Force Base Auxiliary east of San Antonio, Texas. John Kern, the deputy chief of field operations, is serving as incident commander.
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Nikki Fried, Florida Forest Service Mark Prescribed Fire Awareness Week

State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Forest Service are highlighting prescribed fire and its role in public safety and the health of Florida’s natural and agricultural lands during Florida’s Prescribed Fire Awareness Week, January 24 – 30.
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USDA, State Government Starts $380 Million Grant Program for Hurricane Michael Recovery

From his seat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been urging the USDA to send more money to Florida to help with the recovery efforts. 
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Nikki Fried, Florida Forest Service Start Reopening of Campgrounds, Campsites, Recreation Areas

Florida State Forests as a whole remain open, including roads that are accessible for the public to drive on.
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Florida Forest Service Closes Campgrounds, Stops Tours Due to Coronavirus

On Tuesday, the Florida Forest Service announced actions being taken to ensure the safety of the public and state employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. These actions include ceasing tours and public outreach programs, and the closure of state campgrounds and campsites.
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New Leadership Takes Over at the Florida Forest Service

At the end of last week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced new leadership for the Florida Forest Service after a national search. 
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Nikki Fried Unveils Priorities for 2020 Legislative Session

First elected to the post in 2018, Fried is the only Democrat to hold statewide office in the Sunshine State.
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Florida Forest Service Closes Campgrounds Before Hurricane Dorian Hits

With Hurricane Dorian looming, the Florida Forest Service announced it will be closing campgrounds in state forests across the Sunshine State, starting at 1 pm on Friday.
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Florida Cabinet Approves Florida Forever Land Acquisitions in Hamilton, Lake Counties

The new land acquisitions will be managed by the Florida Forest Service.
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Nikki Fried: Panhandle Needs More Help, Including Sales Tax Exemption, for Hurricane Michael Recovery

Three months after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Panhandle, parts of that region are continuing to recover--and state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is calling for more funds and a sales tax exemption to help speed up the process. 
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