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IRC Completes Prescribed Burn on John Kunkel Small Pineland.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Only 2% of the original Pine Rockland ecosystem remains in Miami-Dade's urban corridor and the enduring fragments stand vulnerable to habitat destruction, invasive pest plants and lack of fire. IRC continues its dedication to long-term habitat restoration of this imperiled ecosystem by actively working to minimizing these threats. We implement the Pine Rockland Initiative Program and own and manage two pinelands in southern Miami-Dade County. In December, Craig van der Heiden, through a partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service completed a prescribed burn on our John Kunkel Small pineland in Homestead. Fire is a fundamental management tool in Pine Rockland restoration. We look forward to monitoring the vegetation regrowth after the fire.

To see additional photos from the burn, click here.

IRC Cheif Conservation Strategist, George Gann, Helps Launch International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

IRC's Chief Conservation Strategist, George Gann, helped author a new document titled "International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration" along with IRC board member Kingsley Dixon through the Society for Ecological Restoration. Following the launch, Gann gave a talk titled "Report on Global Launch of International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration" to the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration. This meeting was part of the UN Biodiversity Conference held in Cancun, Mexico earlier this month. To read the international standards, click here.

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