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 will go live February 2, 2024.  Click here to learn more and apply.


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.

2023 Sponsors:

Ann Duff
Bielling Site Prep and Reforestation, Inc.
Callahan Timber Company
Coastal Plywood Company
Dave Norton & Diann Douglas
Doug Long
Florida Forest Service
Forest Investment Associates
Four Rivers Land & Timber Company LLC
Friends of Florida State Forests, Inc.
Georgia-Pacific WFS LLC
Greg & Martina Driskell
John Alter
Mizell Development, Inc.
Packaging Corporation of America
Phillip Allen
Rayonier Advanced Materials
Register Family Partnership, LTD
Rex Lumber
Roberts Land & Timber Investments
SAF Florida Division
Sapp’s Land & Excavating, Inc.
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
T. W. Byrd’s Sons, Inc.
Tom Gilpin
UF/IFAS, School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences
West Fraser – Lake Butler Lumber Mill
West Fraser – McDavid Lumber Mill
West Fraser – Whitehouse Lumber Mill
WestRock Fernandina Region

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