Blackwater Forest Thursday, March 9, 2023

8:30 AM Central Time to 2:00 PM (Lunch provided with registration)
Bear Lake Pavilion off Bear Lake Road, Milton, FL

A well-managed forest is a resilient forest!  Join us for a field day exploring the latest information on good forest management:

  • Selecting the right tree species and planting stock
  • Improving the stand to enhance forest health and wildlife habitat
  • Strategies for selling timber
  • Preparing for hurricanes and other natural disasters
  • Cost-share and recovery assistance programs and contacts
  • And more

Register: Cost is $15 per person, lunch and materials included. Register online at Space is limited so register soon! For more information contact Chris Demers,, (352) 846-2375; or Ashley White,, (850) 626-3028.

Driving Directions

Blackwater River State Forest
Bear Lake Recreation Area Pavilion
located on the north side of State Highway 4, about two miles east of its intersection with Santa Rosa County Highway 191, in the Santa Rosa County portion of Blackwater River State Forest.

If traveling on Interstate 10 from Pensacola:
  • Take exit 22 (Avalon Blvd.) and drive about five miles north to US 90 (Caroline St.) on the west side of Milton.
  • Go east about two miles and turn north at the Burger King on Santa Rosa County Highway 87 (Stewart St.).
  • Go about one mile north and turn east in front of Milton High School on Santa Rosa County Highway 191 (Munson Highway).  Follow Highway 191 about 20 miles to its intersection with State Highway 4.
  • Turn east on Hwy 4 and go two miles to the entrance to Bear Lake.

If traveling on Interstate 10 from Tallahassee:
  • Take exit 56 (State Highway 85, also Ferdon Blvd. and go north about 3 miles to US Highway 90 in Crestview.
  • Turn west on US 90 and go about 4 miles to State Highway 4.
  • Turn north on Hwy 4 and go about 4 miles to the community of Baker.
  • At the traffic light, turn left, following State Highway 4 about 11 miles to the entrance to Bear Lake.

Forest Stewardship sponsors 2023