| Dear Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Friends and Family,|
2021 proved to be a dramatic year. We cleared vast tracts of restoration land. We safely welcomed thousands of visitors to find solace in nature. We continue to study our hydrology for the sake of local wildlife and neighboring communities.
As the year comes to a close, we take this opportunity to share with you a multi-media presentation with a few highlights from our year and an in-depth look at one of the most important tools in our land management tool chest: prescribed fire. Our prescribed fire goals include reduction of fuel loads (thus minimizing the risk of catastrophic wildfires), regeneration of marshes and wet prairies, preserving fire-dependent plant species, and ensuring healthy habitat for wildlife.
I would also like to take a moment to recognize the amazing efforts of our talented and dedicated staff. Together, we are making great strides in using science-driven land management and education to protect birds, other wildlife, and people.
Please join me in celebrating these events and recognizing how prescribed fire benefits the Sanctuary and our neighbors.