Prescribed burn in Savannas Preserve today
St. Lucie County (treasurecoast.com)- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s, Savannas Preserve State Park plans to conduct a prescribed burn on Friday, February 28th, weather permitting. The prescribed burn will consist of approximately 400 acres of pine flatwoods ecosystem, 1.5 miles East of US HWY 1 and ¼ mile South of Indian River Estates (Easy Street) near the Northern end of the park.
Prescribed fires are only conducted when weather parameters are suitable. The final decision to burn is made daily, after reviewing the Predicted Fire Weather forecast for that particular day and after obtaining a burn authorization from the Florida Forest Service.
Prescribed burning mimics natural fire cycles to restore healthy forests and natural communities, reduce undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreases the potential for wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife. For more information on Florida’s award-winning state parks, visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. To learn more about prescribed burning, visit www.goodfires.org.
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