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South Florida Aquatic Environments

Coastal Prairies



FIRE IMPACT
Scorched Habitat
courtesy South Florida Water Management District

Scorched Habitat


Coastal Prairies:

Fire Impact

  • Lightning strikes are responsible for the majority of fires
Fires are often started by lightning strikes, burning large areas of land. However, these fires rarely threaten human life or property and are often allowed to burn freely. Coastal prairie diversity is maintained by these periodic fires.

Lightning
courtesy National Weather Service

Lightning Strike