Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour

The Florida Forestry Teachers’ Tour brings teachers from across the state to Fernandina Beach each June to see firsthand how forestry works in Florida. This four-day event demonstrates to educators that sustainability is the key to responsible forestry. Participating teachers experience all aspects of forestry practices from the planting and growing processes to the mills and end products. They also learn about chemical by-products created in the process of making paper. In short, they see first-hand the industry’s many efforts to maximize the effective and efficient use of resources.

Applications for the 2024 tour have closed. Please check back in February 2025 to apply for the next tour.


Many thanks go to our sponsors. They make it possible for teachers to attend at no cost to themselves beyond transportation to and from Fernandina Beach.

2024 Sponsors:

Bielling Site Prep and Reforestation, Inc.
Callahan Timber Company
Coastal Plywood Company
Dave Norton & Diann Douglas
Donna and Scott Wright
Doug Long
Florida Forest Service
Four Rivers Land & Timber Company LLC
Friends of Florida State Forests, Inc.
Greg & Martina Driskell
Jason Nastovski
Mizell Development, Inc.
Packaging Corporation of America
Phillip Allen
Rayonier Advanced Materials
Register Family Partnership, LTD
Rex Lumber
Robbins Manufacturing
Roberts Land & Timber Investment Corp
Sapp’s Land & Excavating, Inc.
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
T. W. Byrd’s Sons, Inc.
Tom Gilpin

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Krista Harvard at [email protected].