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    Everglades

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Current Fire Management Activities

Planned Fire Management Activities

 
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Everglades Fire Management is planning to conduct a prescribed burn in the East Everglades area of Everglades National Park during the second week of December 2014. The East Everglades 5 Prescribed Fire is located 1 mile east of Chekika Day Use area, between SW 168th and SW 136th Streets and SW 218th and SW 237th Avenues. Approximately, 2,475 acres will be treated during the burn.

For more information, please contact Everglades Fire Information at 305-242-7053.

 
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ROG NW Prescribed Burn

Everglades Fire Management is planning to conduct a prescribed burn in the Northwest River of Grass fire management area of Everglades National Park during the second week of December 2014. The Northwest River of Grass prescribed fire is located, south of Highway 41, west of the Shark Valley Tram Road, and east of the Big Cypress National Preserve boundary. Approximately 28,004 acres will be burned.

For further information contact Everglades Fire Information at 305-242-7053. Larger Map

 

Completed Fire Management Activities

 
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Coastal Prairie Unit 3 Prescribed Fire

Everglades Fire Management completed a prescribed fire in the coastal prairies region of Everglades National Park on August 27th-28th, 2014. Approximately 10,000 acres were burned in Coastal Prairie Unit 3, a remote, roadless area of the Park, approximately 10 miles northwest of the Flamingo Visitor Use Area. The Coastal Prairie prescribed fire was planned to reduce Lygodium microphyllum, an exotic and invasive plant, and enhance native plant communities. Everglades National Park adopts an integrated pest management approach for the management of Lygodium including the use of bio-control, herbicide and prescribed fire treatments.
 
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HID East Prescribed Burn

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Everglades National Park Fire Management conducted a prescribed burn in the Hole-In-The-Donut area of the National Park. Ignition was complleted March 12th, 2013. Approximately 1,736 acres were burned.

For further information contact Everglades Fire Dispatch at 305-242-7850. Larger Map

 
EE 6 Prescribed Burn

EE 6 Prescribed Burn

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Everglades National Park Fire Management conducted a prescribed burn in the East Everglades area of the National Park and adjacent South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) lands. Ignition was completed December 14th, 2012. Approximately 6,510 acres were burned, 2,993 National Park Service acres and 3,517 SFWMD acres.

For further information contact Everglades Fire Dispatch at 305-242-7850. Larger Map

 
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NOPQ Prescribed Burn Unit

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Everglades National Park Fire Management conducted a prescribed burn to reduce hazardous fuels in the Anhinga Trail and Pine Island areas of the National Park. Ignition was completed December 14th, 2012. Approximately 1,212 acres were burned.

For further information contact Everglades Fire Dispatch at 305-242-7850. Larger Map

 
EE 1 Prescribed Burn

EE1 Prescribed Burn

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Everglades National Park Fire Management conducted a prescribed burn in the East Everglades area of the National Park. Ignition was completed Thursday, December 6th, 2012. Approximately 11,254 acres will be burned.

For further information contact Everglades Fire Dispatch at 305-242-7850. Larger Map

 
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Boy Scout Camp Prescribed Burn

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Everglades National Park Fire Management is planning on conducting a prescribed burn to reduce hazardous fuels in the Boy Scout Camp area of the National Park. Ignition was completed Thursday, November 29th, 2012. Approximately 205 acres were burned.

For further information contact Everglades Fire Dispatch at 305-242-7850. Larger Map

 
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Everglades National Park Fire Management is planning on conducting a prescribed burn to reduce hazardous fuels in the Long Pine Key Campground area of the National Park. Ignition is planned for Thursday June 6, 2012, (weather permitting). Approximately 42 acres will be burned.

For further information contact Everglades Fire Dispatch at 305-242-7850. Larger Map

This fire was completely out as of June 11, 2012

 
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Everglades Fire Management conducted a prescribed burn around the Everglades National Park Headquarters and the Ernest Coe Visitors Center on January 6th, 2012 6.5 acres were burned.

 
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Park Fire Management conducted a prescribed burn on Thursday. January 5th, 2012.

The Context Road (north) prescribed burn operations began around 10:00am. This area is located west of Homestead General Airport. The goal of this burn was to reduce accumlated saw-grass and debris along the Eastern boundary of the park, that will help to prevent or reduce the severity of human caused wildfires in the future. Winds were out of the North ranging from 6-8 mph. The area burned was 1,100 acres. The fire was declared completely out January 9th, 2012

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