Fire is used in managing exotic plants, reducing fuel accumulations, and limiting hardwood competition.  Firefighter Pat Edwards carefully ignites Pine Rocklands during a prescribed fire in Everglades National Park, NPS.

Everglades National Park Fire Management Plan / Environmental Assessment

The National Park Service has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for an updated Fire Management Plan (FMP) at Everglades National Park. This action is needed to due to changes in federal fire management policies which have evolved since the last FMP EA was prepared in 1991 and the last FMP update in 1995. The proposed FMP supports National Park Service goals to restore fire's natural role in the ecosystem.

Comment Period: Closed        10/23/2014 - 11/25/2014
Topic Questions Instructions:
We would appreciate your addressing the following topics in your comments.
Topic Questions:
1. Do you have any comments or concerns about the NPS purpose and need for action for managing fire in the park? (Chapter 1)
2. Do you have any comments or concerns about the NPS alternatives (Chapter 2) for managing fire in the park?
3. Do you have any comments or concerns regarding potential environmental effects of managing fire under Alternatives A or B? Environmental consequences are described in Chapter 3 and summarized at the end of Chapter 2.
4. Which alternative do you recommend the NPS select for implementation? Please tell us why.
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