• Pa-Hay-okee Overlook


    National Park Florida

Fire Management

Boy Scout Burn Video
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 threatened and endangered species habitat. The plans and actions of the Everglades Fire Management staff are guided by the Fire Management Plan.

Did You Know?


Limestone is the porous, sedimentary rock you see in the Everglades. These rocks are made of calcium and contain fossils of sea life, evidence of ancient seas that once covered the area. The limestone aquifer under the Everglades acts as the principal water recharge area for all of south Florida.