Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame

Charles Maynard


1943 -

B.S. Forestry, University of Georgia, 1965

Charles began his career in 1965 with the Kentucky Division of Forestry as a Service Forester and then a District Forester in Bell County, Kentucky. In 1970 he moved to Florida and started with the Florida Division of Forestry as a Fire Management Specialist. Charles worked his way through the agency as a Regional Forester, Assistant Chief for the Forest Protection Bureau and 8 years as the Forest Management Chief during a time of rapid expansion of the State Forest system in Florida. Charles completed his career as the Chief of Forest Resource Planning and Support in 2005. After his retirement, Charles with support from his wife Beckie, became very active in outdoor youth education at the Bear Creek Education Center on Lake Talquin State Forest. Charles's volunteer service to educating our youths about forestry and the outdoors was a key to the success of the Bear Creek Education Center.

Florida Division SAF Chair, 1992;
Florida SAF C. Huxley Coulter Award, 1996;
Southeastern SAF Chair 2004;
SAF Fellow, 2007;
SAF Florida Big Bend Chapter Chair, 2007;
SAF Golden Member, 2015

Inducted into the Florida Society of American Foresters HALL OF FAME January 30, 2017