Fire is often a welcomed visitor for native vegetation, wildlife in Corkscrew ... March 21, 2012 Florida

Florida Deer Population and Management News Archive


... Periodic fires increase plant diversity and stimulate growth in many plant species. Birds, deer and small mammals are often abundant in recently burned habitats, taking advantage of fresh new forage. These species are well-adapted to living in fire-prone habitats, moving out of harm’s way ahead of the fire line with little fire-related mortality. Fires in natural systems also tend to burn relatively small areas, creating a habitat mosaic that provides refuges for these animals... 


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