FACT SHEET: PRESCRIBED FIRE AND THE BIG PINE KEY PRESCRIBED BURN June 2022

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Prescribed fires are conducted under desired conditions to meet specific objectives, such as improving ecosystem health and decreasing fire intensity during wildfires.

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The National Key Deer Refuge was established in 1957 to protect and preserve the national interest in Key deer and other wildlife resources in the Florida Keys. The Refuge is located in the Lower Florida Keys, a hundred mile stretch of islands that extends south and west from south Florida....
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages an unparalleled network of public lands and waters called the National Wildlife Refuge System. With more than 560 refuges spanning the country, this system protects iconic species and provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities on Earth.
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