What better way to burn off some of the calories from those mashed potatoes, rolls, and pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving dinner than to take a hike Friday in your favorite national park?
Big Cypress National Preserve
"Thumper trucks," which pound the ground in a fashion designed to detect oil, and even explosives detonated for the same purpose, could be allowed on 110 square miles of Big Cypress National Preserve under a plan being considered by the National Park Service.
Mountain Bluebirds. They’re the western cousin to the familiar Eastern Bluebird and a treat for birders throughout the mountainous terrain of Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, and…Big Cypress National Preserve?
With drier weather descending on Florida for the winter, more activities are being scheduled at Big Cypress National Preserve, from star shows to festivals.
Will the coming winter bring snow, drought, soaking rains, or mild weather to your national park outings? As usual, it depends on where you go, but Rocky Mountain National Park could be a winter wonderland if the forecast from AccuWeather holds true, while New England travelers should enjoy a reprieve from last year's overly bountiful snows.
A series of wildfires sparked by lightning this past spring dominated the news from Big Cypress National Preserve earlier this year. Now the park has released a short documentary film that shows the firefighters and fire bosses at work.
A federal district judge erred when he allowed the National Park Service to place recreation over preservation in its management plan for the Addition Lands at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, according to a coalition of retired National Park Service employees.
There has been lots of discussion and debate on the Traveler in recent months over the size of the National Park System as well as the propriety of some of the units in that system. Most recently, a reader took issue with a piece looking at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site that questioned what the goal of the historic site really was.
Fewer than 100 miles separate Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida from Biscayne National Park, yet when it comes to views on preservation the two parks are light-years apart.bicy-donahue_wilderness_survey.pdf
National Park Service officials say a Wilderness Eligibility Assessment for Big Cypress National Preserve is not necessarily the final word on how much wilderness-quality lands exist in the preserve. A more extensive wilderness study expected to get under way later this year could add to, or reduce, the acreage cited in the assessment, they say.