SFWMD PLANS ON BURNING JOHNSON ISLAND MARSH.

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SFWMD PLANS ON BURNING JOHNSON ISLAND MARSH.

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FELLOW AIRBOATING FAMILY,

JUST GOT A CALL FROM BERT TRAMMELL SFWMD IN THE WEST PALM BEACH OFFICE.
PER OUR AGGREEMENT AT A MEETING ON DECEMBER 17, 2013. SFWMD CONTACTS ME IN ADVANCE, THEN WHEN THEY ACTUALLY PROCURE A BURN PERMIT FROM DIVISION OF FORESTRY SFWMD WILL CONTACT ME BY E-MAIL TO LET ME KNOW THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE BURNING ON THAT DAY.
AFTER MAKING A FOLLOW-UP PHONE CALL TO THE ORLANDO MANAGER OF SFWMD, HE INFORMED ME THAT THE PROPOSED BURN IS TO CONSIST OF 300 ACRES OF UP-LANDS NORTH OF THE JOHNSON ISLAND MARSH UP AGAINST THE NATURE CONSERVACY ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15TH, 2014.
I EXPRESSED CONCERNS OF NUMEROUS TREE STANDS IN THAT AREA WHICH HE ACTKNOWLEDGED AND SAID THAT THEY WOULD TRY AND PROTECT THEM.

BEFORE I COULD FINISH THIS POST MR. REDDICK SFWMD ORLANDO MANAGER CALLED ME BACK AND AFTER CONFERING WITH ONE OF HIS EMPLOYEES DECIDED TO NOT BURN TOMORROW.

THIS IS THE HUNTERS NOTICE THOUGH THAT IF CONDICTIONS ARE RIGHT IN THE COMING WEEKS THEY WILL APPLY FOR A PERMIT TO BURN THIS AREA. YES THIS MIGHT CAUSE SOME INCONVIENCE TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE TREE STANDS IN THIS AREA, BUT EVEN THOUGH SFWMD IS KIND ENOUGH TO ALLOW US TO ACCESS THIS AREA, THEY STILL HAVE A TEN YEAR MANAGEMENT PLAN THAT THEY HAVE TO GO BY AND PRESCRIBED BURNING IS A BIG PART OF THAT MANAGEMENT PLAN.

SO IF YOU HAVE A TREE STAND IN THIS AREA THIS IS YOUR NOTICE TO REMOVE IT UNLESS IT IS FIREPROOF.

P.S. NOW I AM HEADED TO THE POND.

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Thanks for the heads up. Don't know if I can make it before the weekend. Wish they'd wait another month. Must be why they disced the perimeter last week.
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It'd be nice if they'd do this on Lake Okeechobee too. That place is getting rough!

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Duece wrote:It'd be nice if they'd do this on Lake Okeechobee too. That place is getting rough!

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There seems to be an emphasis on the lake kissimmee area. Late winter and spring is a burn fest for local ranchers. They have to erect smoke warning signs on hwy 60 every year.
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"BUT EVEN THOUGH SFWMD IS KIND ENOUGH TO ALLOW US TO ACCESS THIS AREA"

It should be illegal to use the words kind, access, and SFWMD in the same sentence. Hell they won't even let me have access to my own property. Kudos to you guys for getting all that you do up there, enjoy it while you can.

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What property is that. They let people on their levys and right of ways all the time.dont see how they can keep you from it.

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It is ridiculous that we think we are privileged to use property our tax dollars paid for. SFWMD, Forestry and FWC continue to ruin our public lands by burning, chopping and mowing our lands flat to the ground. They wipe out huge scrub oak strands, keep the palmettos knee high, run fires into cypress heads, kill pine strands, ect...
When they are all finished with their "management plan",
the game has lost food sources and the bedding areas are ruined. Let nature take care of itself like it has for hundreds of years without the help of these agencies.

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se service wrote:It is ridiculous that we think we are privileged to use property our tax dollars paid for. SFWMD, Forestry and FWC continue to ruin our public lands by burning, chopping and mowing our lands flat to the ground. They wipe out huge scrub oak strands, keep the palmettos knee high, run fires into cypress heads, kill pine strands, ect...
When they are all finished with their "management plan",
the game has lost food sources and the bedding areas are ruined. Let nature take care of itself like it has for hundreds of years without the help of these agencies.
They want everyone to believe that historically fire would happen naturally every freaking year! I call bull sheet! I think they are perverted arsonists!!!!
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mother nature did just fine before man started screwing with her!!!!!

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ddriver wrote:mother nature did just fine before man started screwing with her!!!!!
What can you mean this was the government fixing Kissimmee chain

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Speaking of Kissimmee, anyone seen the restoration 1st hand? Are they letting folks airboat in the marshes off the restoration areas?

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Duece wrote:Speaking of Kissimmee, anyone seen the restoration 1st hand? Are they letting folks airboat in the marshes off the restoration areas?

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Duece wrote:
Duece wrote:Speaking of Kissimmee, anyone seen the restoration 1st hand? Are they letting folks airboat in the marshes off the restoration areas?

Duece

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Waggs wrote:Thanks for the heads up. Don't know if I can make it before the weekend. Wish they'd wait another month. Must be why they disced the perimeter last week.
Waggs,
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