Natural fire in the everglades
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): L. Bancroft
Publication Year: 1977

Cataloging Information

  • Alligator mississippiensis
  • Cladium jamaicense
  • coastal vegetation
  • droughts
  • European settlement
  • everglades
  • fire dependent species
  • fire injuries (property)
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire regimes
  • fire suppression
  • grasses
  • hardwoods
  • health factors
  • human caused fires
  • invasive species
  • Juncus roemerianus
  • lightning caused fires
  • litter
  • marshlands
  • mosaic
  • Muhlenbergia filipes
  • Mycteria americana
  • national parks
  • Native Americans
  • Pinus elliottii densa
  • prairies
  • precipitation
  • Schizachyrium rhizomatum
  • season of fire
  • seasonal activities
  • smoke management
  • soil moisture
  • south Florida
  • Spartina bakeri
  • statistical analysis
  • succession
  • swamps
  • tropical hardwood hammocks
  • water
  • wetlands
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
  • woody plants
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 13509
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2: F57 DDW
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From the Conclusion: 'The fire management program at Everglades National Park should continue to expand. With the recent development of a fire ecology research capability at the park, evaluation of the effects of the fire management program and the role of fire in the park is assured. This research effort will provide the short and long-term impacts of our program on the park's resources, and the development of a fuel model for saw grass will provide data for refinement of the fire prescriptions. The program will change as we acquire more knowledge about fire and as the ecosystem changes. With less water, we will not be able to allow fires to burn except under very wet conditions. more prescribed burning during safe conditions may be needed to keep fuels at low levels, to lessen the fire damage, during severe drought years. With the acquisition and future management of the Big Cypress National Freshwater Preserve fire management will soon become a regional program of real significance to the National Park Service. By intelligently managing fire and water that generated this unique environment. Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress Freshwater Preserve will be perpetuated for future generations.'

Bancroft, L. 1977. Natural fire in the everglades, Proceedings Fire by Prescription Symposium. Atlanta, GA. USDA Forest Service, Southern Region, Fire Management and USDA Forest Service, Southeastern Area, State & Private Forestry, Cooperative Fire Protection,[Atlanta, GA]. p. 47-60,