UCF is proud to utilize prescribed burning as one of our forest management practices. This technique of burning the forest when weather parameters and fuel moisture are in line to produce a predictable and manageable fire keeps the campus safe from wildfires that can ignite during our frequent lightening storms. Many Florida native plant species depend on these fires for regeneration. Florida ecosystems have inherently experience fire long before urbanization and are accustomed to the regenerative properties that fire produces. In our ever changing native Florida landscape, fire is a catalyst for change and growth.