Meetings

Wednesday, October 16,  7 pm

Hillsborough County Extension Service

5339 South CR-579 Seffner, FL 33584

"Molding the Landscape with Fire"

Speaker : Brian Pinson, Manager, Hillsborough River State Park

Suncoast welcomes Brian Pinson to tell us about the work involved in restoring and caring for Florida natural lands. In his own words:

"As a park manager of Hillsborough River State Park I am tasked with not only giving over 200,000 annual visitors a glimpse into the “real Florida” but managing the natural resources they inevitably come to see.  With so many Florida plants and animals worth viewing and admiring and so many visitors wanting to see them, it takes work to keep the natural areas looking natural.   For my talk I will be discussing the role of fire in the natural and historic landscape and the role it plays in everything from healthy forests to blooming wildflowers and the creatures that live among them.   As a certified wildland firefighter and burn boss, I have over 15 years’ experience in managing sensitive ecosystems with fire."

 

Header Image:  Zebra longwing on wild coffee by Shirley Denton