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Update from the Forest Service Office


The U.S. Forest Service works in close partnership with the FTA, land managers and partners to help develop, standardize and promote the Florida Trail.

Here is a quick update on some current Florida Trail projects! The Panhandle region has several exciting updates that we are happy to share with you.


This month the Sopchoppy Bridge in Apalachicola National Forest was completed through the efforts of our infrastructure partner, Framing Our Community, and its dedicated volunteers.

The proposed Spring Creek boardwalks are progressing through cultural review, and projects to develop the trail in Port Leon Wilderness are being developed.

To complete the Florida Trail in St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, we applied for Gulf Coast Restoration program funding, in collaboration with the refuge, to complete several large projects in the area.


As for closing our gaps, the proposed trail corridor for the Big Bend gap between Suwannee and Aucilla Rivers is currently being reviewed at the U.S. Forest Service Washington Office.

Further south in Orange and Osceola Counties, we are finalizing agreements and getting ready to develop the trail at several locations. Our strong partnership with the FTA has been critical in guiding the development of these routes and working to complete the Florida National Scenic Trail.

Thank you for your dedication to the Florida Trail! Stay tuned for a more detailed update from our office in the next Footprint magazine.

Author: U.S. Forest Service, National Forests in Florida