Ocala Longleaf Local Implementation Team (OLIT)

Getting Back in the Swing of Things Post-Irma: Ocala Longleaf Pine Local Implementation Team (OLIT)

By Cheryl Millett, The Nature Conservancy

Wildland Restoration International conducted longleaf restoration and maintenance work on 94.3 acres on 10 public and private properties, including controlled burning, hardwood thinning, and non-native invasive species treatment.

The Florida Forest Service private landowner incentive program is fully booked with longleaf projects, and we look forward to getting projects done on the ground.

A Prescribed Burn Association workshop was planned for December 2017 in Gainesville with private landowners, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Prescribed Fire Training Council, among other partners. The 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress was held in Orlando November 28 - December 2, 2017.