Florida’s Forest Industry was Recognized During Inaugural Working Forests Week
Published October 15, 2015
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service are celebrating the benefits of Florida’s forests during Florida’s first Working Forests Week, which ran from Oct. 18 through Oct 24. Florida’s 17.3 million acres of forests provide more than 5,000 types of consumer goods that many people use daily, such as paper goods and lumber.
“The Florida forest industry’s $16.3 billion economic impacts supports more than 80,000 jobs, all while promoting healthy populations of native forest plants and animals, “ said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.
“Florida’s working forests are carefully and professionally managed to provide timber products while sustaining and protecting renewable forest resources for future generations,” said Jim Karels, Florida State Forester.
Florida’s Working Forest week was created in partnership with the Florida Forestry Association.