The public has two more weeks to comment on a management plan guiding hunting in Big Cypress National Preserve, a rugged 729,000-acre swath of south Florida that is home to perhaps the most endangered mammal in North America.
During its 27th Annual Conference the Everglades Coalition announced its priorities for 2012, priorities that range from better water conservation in the landscape that surrounds Everglades National Park to prioritization of land acquisition.
This past year we started a bimonthly column on birding in the national parks, which is a great way to enjoy the parks while learning more about the hundreds of species that flit about the National Park System. Here's a look back at those columns.
Officials at Big Cypress National Preserve, which offers one of the last stands for the endangered Florida panther, are crafting a management plan to guide hunting in the big cats' habitat.
National Park Service Moving To Let Tribes Collect Plants, Minerals From Parks For Traditional Practices
A move by the National Park Service to allow Native American tribes to collect plants and minerals from units of the National Park System for traditional purposes is being condemned by Public Employees for Environmental Purposes.
PEER Maintains National Park Service Ignored Its Own Policies In Turning Blind Eye To Potential Wilderness at Big Cypress
National Park Service officials manipulated agency regulations to reduce the number of acres eligible for wilderness designation by 40,000 at Big Cypress National Preserve so more of the preserve could be open to off-road vehicles, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
PEER Still Wondering What Happened to 40,000 Acres of Potential Wilderness in Big Cypress National Preseve
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A coalition of groups has announced its intention to sue the National Park Service over the off-road vehicle plan approved for the Addition lands in Big Cypress National Preserve.
Traveler's View: The National Park Service Failed Its Mission With Plan For Addition Lands at Big Cypress National Preserve
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Updated: Regional Director Approves Management Plan For "Addition" Lands at Big Cypress National Preserve
In a decision surely to draw criticism from conservationists, the National Park Service's Southeast regional director today approved a controversial management plan for the "Addition" lands at Big Cypress National Preserve.