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Prescribed burning

Planned use of carefully controlled fire to achieve predetermined management goals, such as wildlife management, fire hazard reduction, etc.

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Florida Land Steward Update, February 2, 2024

Chris DemersFebruary 2nd, 2024PRESCRIBED FIRE AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES Prescribed fire is versatile and cost-effective tool land managers use to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife and range habitats, mitigate insect pests, and maintain fire-dependent ecosystems. Today Florida landowners and land managers use prescribed fire on over 2.1 million acres annually! This can happen, thanks to robust and persistent outreach […]