District staff recently held an aerial prescribed burn at the Green Swamp. The burn was held in conjunction with the Florida Forest Service as an ongoing effort to share resources with other agencies.
Aerial burns are efficient ways to carry out prescribed burns because they target a larger amount of acreage than a traditional prescribed fire in a shorter amount of time. They also allow access to remote or isolated areas. The Florida Forest Service was able to provide the helicopter, eliminating the need to rent a private one.