A prescribed burn will be conducted today on the southeast part of campus to remove dead, decaying and low-lying plants that could provide fuel for accidental fires. The burn also helps support the university’s conservation efforts by promoting good habitat conditions for native flora and fauna.
UCF Landscape and Natural Resources will conduct the burn in an area east of Ara Drive and the Robinson Observatory.
Winds are out of the southwest moving toward the northeast; the predicted smoke plume should have minimal impact on campus. As with any prescribed burn, conditions could change, in which case the burn will be canceled or shortened.
Ray Jarrett, land management coordinator, will be monitoring the burn.