Prescribed Burn Planned for State Park

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ A prescribed burn at a state park in Jensen Beach will consist of about 100 acres of pine flatwoods.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Savannas Preserve State Park will conduct the burn on Friday in an area east of US 1.

State fire officials say prescribed fires are only conducted when weather parameters are suitable.

Prescribed burning mimics natural fire cycles to restore healthy forests and natural communities, reduce undergrowth that accumulates over time and decreases the potential for wildfire.

Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, birds and other wildlife.

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