Florida Forest Service, local agencies to host public meeting on prescribed burns Oct. 28

October 21, 2020

SOUTHPORT, Fla. – Local agencies from South Walton County are inviting the public to participate in a virtual public meeting to discuss the Florida’s annual prescribed burning program on public lands. Cooperating agencies include the Florida Forest Service, Florida Park Service, Florida Department of Environmental Services, South Walton Fire District, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Atlanta Botanical Garden Organization and Walton County Emergency Management. Discussions will involve the benefits of prescribed fire as well as preparations and evaluations on local state forests and state parks.

What: Zoom meeting with the Florida Forest Service and partner agencies to discuss Florida’s annual prescribed burning program on public lands

When: Wednesday, October 28 at 3:00 p.m. CT

Where: Zoom video conference

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85839553649

Meeting ID: 858 3955 3649

To join by phone: +13126266799,,85839553649#

For more information, please email Steve.Weherley@FDACS.gov.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Service is also responsible for protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FDACS.gov/FLForestService.