Tuesday, June 8, 2010
In order to protect forests and also people and their homes, land managers sometimes use prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuel buildups. It is also used for disease control in young pines, improving habitat for wildlife, range management, preservation of endangered plant and animal species and the maintenance of fire dependent ecosystems. You can read much more about prescribed fire on the Florida Division of Forestry website. I took this picture in Wakulla County just south of Tallahassee, but I didn't see any fire going on that day.