Two air tour contracts have been signed for overflights of Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, and they outline exactly where the flights can go, at what altitude, the types of aircraft, and the number of flights per year.
Big Cypress National Preserve
Managers of Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, already criticized by conservationists for their approach towards off-road vehicles, would increase the miles of ORV trails under all but one of the preliminary alternatives in the preserve's draft backcountry access management plan while holding non-motorized trails somewhat static. The one that doesn't increase ORV use would preserve the status quo.
A record 41 Florida panthers, considered by some to be the most-endangered mammal in the United States, died last year, according to figures released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The old mark was 31 panthers that were killed in 2014.
Coalition Of Conservation Groups Urge NPS To Reject Permit For Energy Exploration In Big Cypress National Preserve
A coalition of conservation organizations has asked the National Park Service to reject Burnett Oil Company’s proposed seismic testing for oil and gas on privately-held mineral rights beneath Big Cypress National Preserve.
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?
"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.