2012-2017 Action Plan Implementation Goals

Goal: Increase the use of fire as a management tool to support upland habitat conservation that benefits Florida's SGCN.

Objective: By 2017, increase the use of fire-related management in priority upland habitats by 100,000 acres.

Description: After habitat conversion, lack of appropriate fire management is the biggest threat to Florida's upland habitats. We will work with public and private landowners to increase the amount Florida's pyric uplands that are managed by fire at frequencies, seasons, and intensities that sustain natural ecosystems. We will also support restoration activities that are necessary for returning fire to upland systems.

Natural PinelandFrom the Action Plan:

Priority fire-dependent upland chapters:

Visit the Internet Mapping Service (IMS) website to explore detailed, interactive maps of all FWLI habitat categories.

For more information, please contact Heather Hitt.

FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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