Land Management

Prescribed fire
Allyson L. Webb

Prescribed fire in pine flatwoods

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, located in Collier and Lee Counties of southwest Florida, is a 13,000 acre wildlife sanctuary established in 1954. The sanctuary contains representatives of south Florida's major upland and freshwater wetland ecosystems that have not been noticeably affected by pronounced human disturbances. Relatively stable communities have evolved here in response to natural regimes of fire, water, soil, and climate. Natural resource management is a priority at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Our management efforts are directed by data gathered from sound scientific research. The resource management program focuses on five principle components: hydrology, invasive species, fire, wildlife, and human access.



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