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.
Big Cypress National Preserve
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.
Conservationists: Big Cypress National Preserve Wilderness Assessment Places ORVs Above Preservation
An assessment of wilderness-quality lands in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida demonstrates the National Park Service's desire to place off-road recreation above preservation in Big Cypress, the nation's first national preserve, according to National Parks Conservation Association officials.
Wildfires burning in remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve were being blown here and there by westerly winds, spreading the flames across more than 30,000 acres of the park in southern Florida.
A complex of wildfires at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida has nearly quadrupled in size this week, burning through grasslands, pine and cypress domes. Containment, once at roughly 20 percent, has dropped to about 5 percent as the fires spread.
A wildfire complex ignited by lightning strikes at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida has spread to more than 4,000 acres, with only about 20 percent of the fires contained, according to park officials.