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What is Prescribed Fire?

What is a prescribed fire?

  • Prescribed fire is carefully planned and applied to forests or grasslands to support specific land management goals. For example, prescribed fire is used to reduce catastrophic wildfire and protect forest biodiversity.
  • Prescribed fire is used on specific areas of land, during the right weather conditions, with established boundary lines.
  • In Florida, all prescribed fires must be authorized in advance by the Florida Forest Service. See a map of all active open burn authorizations.