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.
Big Cypress National Preserve
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.
More Than 2,000 Acres Burned By Wildfires At Big Cypress National Preserve, Just 15 Percent Containment
A wildfire complex at Big Cypress National Preserve ub Florida has burned more than 2,000 acres, with firefighters having to cope with thunderstorms expected to bring more lightning to the preserve.
Florida panther's existence is threatened, as 30 animals died in 2014, the majority on the state's highways.
Winter is not the season to leave the rig in the driveway. Across the National Park System there are wonderful places to explore while half the nation is locked in snow and cold.