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Prescribed Burns Planned on Panama City Beach

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The City of Panama City Beach, in cooperation with Attack-One Fire Management Services, Inc., is scheduled to conduct prescribed burns at the city's 2,900 acre Conservation Park during the last two weeks of November and the month of December.

The entrance to Conservation Park is located approximately 1.1 miles west of SR 79 and 1.3 miles north of Panama City Beach Parkway.

Prescribed burns will occur as weather conditions permit and will be conducted by Attack-One Fire Management Services, Inc. crews. The park will remain open to the public, though access will be restricted to certain portions of the site during burn days.

Prescribed fire provides a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health and reduce wildfire risk. Burned lands experience an increase in native wildflowers, bird and other wildlife. The burns at Conservation Park are a critical element of the park management plan as the city begins the process of slowly transforming the site from its former silvaculture (tree farming) composition to a more natural condition.