Past Presentations

Prescribed Fire

Presentation by: Zachary Prusak with The Nature Conservancy

July 23, 2020 at 6:30PM

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Zachary Prusak has served as the Florida Fire Manager for The Nature Conservancy since January 2005. In this role, Zach supports the members of the Conservancy’s Florida Fire Team, which consist of the on-site fire leaders and crew at places such as the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve, the Disney Wilderness Preserve and the Tiger Creek Preserve.

Zach also works with state, federal, local and private conservation groups in order to promote fire training opportunities and facilitate on-the-ground partnerships, while also serving as the Florida Conservancy liaison on national fire issues.

Zach has over 30 years' experience working with prescribed fire and is qualified as both a Florida Certified Burn Manager and a Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RxB2). Zach holds both an M.S. and B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Florida. He has served as the Chair of the Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council numerous times and is an active member of both the International Association of Wildland Fire and the National Center for Science Education.


The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.