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!