UCF Landscape & Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns on campus during the Spring and Summer semesters. Prescribed burns are used as a management technique to maintain healthy ecosystems and to prevent unplanned fires from endangering nearby areas. Smoke will be seen rising from the greenspace on campus during these activities, but crews will be on site during the burn to monitor the fire.
UCF works closely with the Florida Division of Forestry, Orange County Fire/Rescue, St. Johns River Water Management, and other local land management agencies to conduct safe and successful prescribed burns on campus. Details of burn plans, dates of burns, and more information about prescribed burning can be found at www.green.ucf.edu.
If you have questions, please contact Alaina Bernard at UCF Landscape & Natural Resources, 407-823-3146.