In February 2010, a second prescribed burn was successfully completed at Halyburton Park. The first one took place in February 2009. A third burn took place in February 1, 2013. A fourth burn is scheduled for Spring 2014.
Burns are conducted to:
- Reduce the risk of wildfire in the park
- Promote Long Leaf Pine and Wiregrass, species that need fire to survive
- Restore a natural element of the Long Leaf Pine ecosystem
- Improve habitat for wildlife
These objectives were accomplished while minimizing the impact to citizens in the community. The identified burn units would be burned every 3-5 years on a rotation to mimic the historic occurrence of fires.