Prescribed Burn
Awareness Week
Welcome to the Beautiful Everglades, one of the natural wonders of the world. I'm Alligator Ron Bergeron, and this week I want to share the importance of prescribed burns with you, since it is Prescribed Burn Awareness Week!

Although forest fires have long been a natural part of the Everglades, sometimes we have to intervene before they occur on their own. Prescribed burns allow us to control the amount and intensity, and protect less fire-tolerant areas from burning.
Long Live the Everglades!

Watch it live
Did you know that some plants require fire to disperse their seeds? Or that it can be used to manage invasive plant species? Watch our video on prescribed fire, and why it is so critical for maintaining a healthy landscape!