TRANSPLEX: Prescribed Fire Is Cool

APA Florida, Capital Area Section


Thursday, October 13, 2011
noon - 1 p.m. EDT

Orlando, FL, United States

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Though unprecedented in La Florida, the Land of Flowers, recent prescribed burns on US 319/SR 61, Kate Ireland Parkway, in North Florida sparked enthusiasm and excitement among roadside managers, foresters, media, and the public. The high speed corridor passes for ten miles through the Red Hills Region; a rural landscape that is host to America's largest remnant of the great longleaf pine forest. The presentation describes the planning, preparation, and execution of the safe and effective use of prescribed fire along this highway. The participant will learn about prescribed burning, and how and when it can be safely and effectively used as a roadside management tool.

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Jeff Caster

Confirmed Speaker

Mr. Caster is the State Transportation Landscape Architect for the Florida Department of Transportation. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and a Member of the TRB Landscape and Environmental Design Committee and the AASHTO Technical Committee on Environmental Design. He is also a Florida Registered ... Read More