Prescribed Burn
On March 14, 2016 the Florida Forest Service conducted a prescribed burn in the one-acre pine rockland area of the FIU Nature Preserve. Prescribed fires are important in fire-dependent ecosystems such as pine rocklands. They minimize the spread of pest insects and disease, remove unwanted species that threaten species native to an ecosystem, improve habitat for threatened and endangered species, and minimizes the risk of a wildfire.
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