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  • A prescribed fire burns vegetation just outside of a housing development.

    Safe and sound burning

    September 10, 2018 | 9 minute readHobe Sound, Florida — The well-to-do on Jupiter Island wanted the wildlife refuge burned and who was to say no? Not the federal biologists at the refuge across the Intracoastal Waterway. They were eager to accommodate their neighbors and restore the pine scrub habitat. But the stakes — and potential dangers — were high. A prescribed fire, by its nature, is carefully planned and executed to minimize mishaps. Yet, winds shift. Learn more...

    Prime example of wildland urban interface on Sanibel Island, J.N. “Ding” Darling NWR. Photo by USFWS.

  • A bright yellow sun rises over the Atlantic Ocean.

    Sea turtle monitoring at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge

    February 8, 2017 | 3 minute readFormer seasonal biological technician recounts conducting nesting sea turtle surveys on a barrier island in Florida. Learn more...

    Sunrise at Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Diana Gu, USFWS.

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