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Prescribed Burn Program




Before Prescribed Burn - image1 During Prescribed Burn - image1 After Prescribed Burn - image1
Before Prescribed Burn - image2 During Prescribed Burn - image2 After Prescribed Burn - image2
Before Prescribed Burn - image3 During Prescribed Burn - image3 After Prescribed Burn - image3


  • To reduce wildfire hazard by eliminating the accumulated fuels.

  • Fire release nutrients that are trapped in the dead plant material.  With Prescribed burning these nutrients are available to the remaining plants much quicker than they would through decay.

  • The amount of fuel for a fire that has built up is limited.  With a limited fuel supply, the fire is not as intense, therefore less damaging to plants and soil.

  • The new growth of plants in the enriched soil also attracts wildlife.

  • To improve aesthetics.


Leon County Division of Parks and Recreation

Director: Leigh Davis

2280 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32308
(850) 606-1470
(850) 606-1471 (fax)

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