April 7: Prescribed burn planned north of Walton Road

April 7: Prescribed burn planned north of Walton Road.

Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.

Another prescribed burn is planned for today. The burn will consist of over 100 acres of pine flatwoods in the area north of Walton Road. Prescribed fires are only conducted when weather conditions are suitable. The final decision to burn is made daily, after reviewing the forecast and after obtaining a burn authorization from the Florida Forest Service.

Prescribed burns mimic natural fire cycles to restore healthy forests and natural communities, reducing undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreasing the potential for wildfire. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.

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