The film begins with a brief history of the Florida timber industry, and the beginnings of the Florida Forest Service. It goes on to describe: the conservation movement; the pulp and paper mill revolution; alliances between mill owners and land owners; and the beginnings of timber as a crop. The film describes forest management mistakes made in the past, and goes on to tell how Florida is the new national leader in forest management and reforestation. Produced by the Florida Forest Service.
Florida Memory is funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.