VIDEO: Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Releases Short Film ‘The Last Dance Fire’

By  //  January 15, 2016

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began as a lightning strike on July 8

ABOVE VIDEO: Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the Southeast Region of the United States Fish and Wildlife are proud to release The Last Dance, a short film produced by Jen Brown and IntoNatureFilms.org. The Last Dance Fire began as a lightning strike on July 8 in the Refuge interior and grew to 12,900 acres before it was fully contained. The film follows Prescribed Fire Specialist Jon Wallace on his last fire at A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR and touches on how we manage fire and understand its role in the Everglades ecosystem. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service video)

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the Southeast Region of the United States Fish and Wildlife are proud to release The Last Dance, a short film produced by Jen Brown and IntoNatureFilms.org.

The Last Dance Fire began as a lightning strike on July 8 in the Refuge interior and grew to 12,900 acres before it was fully contained.

The film follows Prescribed Fire Specialist Jon Wallace on his last fire at A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR and touches on how we manage fire and understand its role in the Everglades ecosystem.

Beginning with the Swampland Act of 1845, and later the 1907 Everglades Drainage Act, excessive drainage activities occurred in the Everglades to pave the way for agriculture and development.

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To meet the ever-increasing water needs of agriculture and population expansion, three water storage areas called Water Conservation Areas 1, 2, and 3 were constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1940s.

Bounded by levees and connected by a series of canals, these areas were placed under the jurisdiction of what is now the South Florida Water Management District (the District), an agency of the State of Florida.

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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the Southeast Region of the United States Fish and Wildlife are proud to release The Last Dance, a short film produced by Jen Brown and IntoNatureFilms.org. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service image)

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and the Southeast Region of the United States Fish and Wildlife are proud to release The Last Dance, a short film produced by Jen Brown and IntoNatureFilms.org. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service image)


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