From the Conclusion...'Vegetation management in Florida is critical to retain desired native ecosystems, to reduce the threat of wildfire, and to meet other management objectives. Strategies for effective management may include fire, chemical, mechanical, or grazing technologies. Each method has benefits and problems associated with it. Carefully applied prescribed burning maintains or restores important ecosystem functions and structures, and is a cost effective method to fulfill a variety of landowner objectives. When burning conditions and risks are appropriate, it is usually the preferred strategy in forest management plans.'