Benefits of Prescribed Fire
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Andreu, Michael G., Chris Demers, and Alan Long. 2023. “Benefits of Prescribed Fire: FR468/FOR397, 6/2023”. EDIS 2023 (3). Gainesville, FL.


This publication gives an introductory overview of the role of fire in forest systems, the benefits of using prescribed fire as a part of forest management, and the necessary safety and regulatory precautions that landowners and land managers need to adhere to in using prescribed fire.
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Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. (n.d.). Prescribed fire in Florida. Retrieved July 26, 2022, from

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