If weather conditions permit, a one day prescribed burn will be executed sometime between Dec. 1 and Feb. 1, 2015, by the Florida Forest Service on the Conservation Collier Redroot Preserve, located 15 miles east of 1-75 north of Immokalee Road, east of Sanctuary Road and south of Limpkin Road in Section 23, Township 47, Range 27, Collier County. The property is owned by Collier County under the Conservation Collier Program. The burn is a part of on-going Forest Service fuel reduction and forest management programs and follows the Redroot Preserve Management Plan in place to benefit the natural resources and wildlife that use the forest while lowering the overall risk of catastrophic wildfires.
Burning is scheduled to begin at approximately 10 a.m. on the particular day. Preparation work has been completed, and test burns will be done earlier in the day. The area targeted for burning is approximately 8 acres.
Residents in the immediate area have been notified by mail. Although a smoke management plan has been done, unpredicted wind shifts may cause smoky conditions to occur in the area. Those who are smoke sensitive due to medical or other conditions should take appropriate precautions. Anyone entering the area should use caution, drive with lights on in smoky areas and be alert for the heavy equipment.
For more information, call Christal Segura, Redroot Preserve Land Manager, at (239) 289-3310, or the Florida Forest Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist at the Caloosahatchee Forestry Center, (239) 690-3500 Ext. 104.