Canaveral National Seashore - - Titusville, Florida - Press Release
Canaveral National Seashore - Titusville Florida
Headquarters: 308 Julia Street, Titusville, Florida 32796 -- (321) 267-1110
Information Center: 7611 South Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 -- (386) 428-3384


PRESS RELEASE


November 13, 2007

CONTACT: 321-267-1110 Ext. 14, John Stiner

PRESCRIBED FIRE

Weather permitting, a prescribed fire will be conducted by Canaveral National Seashore in a 240 acre tract in the Bills Hill area (just south of Oak Hill) between November 15 and November 30, 2007. The Oak Hill Fire Department, City Hall, and Police Department will be notified one or two days in advance of the operation. In preparation for this burn, a firebreak has been cleared along the park boundary.

This will be a joint operation with Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The purpose is to reduce unnaturally high levels of fuel that could ignite from lightning strikes during the summer. The operation will also improve habitat for the federally-protected Florida Scrub Jay and Eastern Indigo Snake.




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