NPS photo by Jennifer Brown
Fire is critical to the survival of the pineland, prairie, and tree island ecosystems of the Everglades. Fire management in Everglades National Park combines fire operations, prescribed fire, and fire ecology in order to maintain fire in the natural ecosystems while adequately considering impacts upon nearby human population centers as well as habitat for threatened and endangered species. The plans and actions of the Everglades Fire Management staff are guided by the Fire Management Plan.
Learn about Fire Management tactics used in Everglades National Park at the following links:
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The endangered Florida Panther is closely monitored in Everglades National Park by aircraft and radio collars. Information about territory, movement, and food preference is critical in managing the future of this remarkable animal.