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Big Cypress National Preserve

National Park Service Developing New Guidelines For Resource Stewardship

There is a collision, perhaps in slow motion, involving the National Park System. It's a collision of technology, of surrounding growth, of generational differences in how to experience nature. For the sake of the parks, how the National Park Service reacts to that collision arguably is more critical now than ever before in the first 100 years of the agency.

U.S. Senator Calls For "Comprehensive" Review Of Proposal To Conduct Seismic Testing In Big Cypress National Preserve

A Texas company's hopes to conduct seismic testing with "thumper trucks" in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida might have been dashed by a U.S. senator's request that the Interior Department conduct a "comprehensive" review of the proposal.

Preliminary Backcountry Access Plan For Big Cypress National Preserve Focuses On ORV Travel

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.

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.

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