Prescribed burn in Florida
Prescribed burn helps protect Florida's landscapes © Zach Prusak/TNC

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The Science of Florida’s Forest Fires

Enjoy a cold drink and turn up the heat with The Nature Conservancy’s Burn Boss, Zach Prusak, and Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Miranda Cunningham. A wide variety of plants and animals depend upon the natural process of fire for their very survival. Learn about the importance and benefits fire offers specific ecosystems and the science behind using controlled burns to keep the landscapes in Florida healthy, while reducing wildfire risk.