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New podcast explains how prescribed fire helps plants, animals and people

You might already know that prescribed fires help prevent potentially dangerous wildfires. But did you also know that they help conserve plants and animals in our natural areas? [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]A new podcast from the University of… Read More

UF Researchers Link Increasing Seasonal Drought to Longer Fire Seasons

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study from University of Florida researchers examines the relationship between wet and dry season length and the potential for lightning-ignited fires. The study, led by faculty from the UF Institute… Read More

UF/IFAS to Help Educate Public About Prescribed Fires

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Flatwoods Fire and Nature Festival is set to ignite on Jan. 26 with prescribed fire demonstrations, fire ecology tours, live wildlife, live music, food trucks, interactive educational exhibits… Read More

Learn about wildfire prevention at the upcoming S-130/190 training hosted by NATA in August

Are you fire ready? Spaces are quickly filling up for the Basic Wildland Firefighter (S-130/190) training! This workshop is hosted by NATA and will take place in August in Gainesville. Last month, we blogged about the value of S-130/190… Read More

Wildland Fire training offered through Natural Areas Training Academy

The UF/IFAS Extension Natural Areas Training Academy (aka “NATA”) is currently offering 2 National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training courses taught by experienced Florida prescribed fire managers. The benefit of taking these courses with NATA? We have great instructors!… Read More