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ACMF prescribed fire taking place in the Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Burning, fires, forest fire, wildland fire. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension, Larry Korhnak]

EVENT: A fiery prescription for safety and health

Take a walk on the wild side… of Sarasota, with Dr. Katherine Clements, our ecology and natural resources educator. In our free “Wild Sarasota: Prescribed Fire” webinar, set for Aug. 06, we will focus on the necessity of prescribed fire to the health of our Florida ecosystems. Plus, we’ll look at how controlled burns help keep you safer, as well! Register early at to save your seat and receive notice of any changes. Register now to save your spot and receive notice of any changes.

Many people might think it can’t or won’t happen here. But, since 2000, an average of 71,300 wildfires burned an average of 6.9 million acres across the United States each year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. And just since Jan. 1, 2020, nearly 2,000 wildfires have scorched more than 90,000 acres in Florida alone, per Florida Forest Service reports.

Join us 11-11:15 a.m. Aug. 06 to learn more about these damaging fires, and the steps being taken—including prescribed fires—to lessen their frequency, intensity and severity.

For questions or further information, please call 941-861-5000 or email If you require special accommodations to attend one of our events, please contact us in advance at 941-861-5000 or