Prescribed Burn Set For Boyd Hill Nature Preserve In St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- The Kissimmee Valley Foresters, Inc., along with the St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department, are conducting a prescribed fire at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve on Tuesday, July 18, at 10:30 a.m.

This burn will be conducted in units 20, 21, 21a, 23b, and 24 of the preserve, assuming favorable weather conditions.

These units make up 40 acres of the preserve with trails. Access to all trails at the preserve will be closed. The map below shows the burn unit.

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Prescribed burns are routinely done at the preserve for land management and environmental benefits that include reducing hazardous fuels, protecting communities from extreme fires, minimizing the spread of pest insects and disease, improving habitats, and promoting growth.

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Intervals between prescribed burns vary widely and are dependent upon the vegetation type, climate and typography.

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