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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • Secondary Trail Closure

    As part of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs related to the designation of secondary off-road vehicle trails, all secondary off-road vehicle trails are closed until further environmental review and analysis can be completed. More »

  • October Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

    The National Park Service at Big Cypress National Preserve has cancelled the off-road Vehicle Advisory Committee meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. More »

Fire Statistics

NUMBER OF FIRES BY YEAR

 

YEAR

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008


Prescribed Fire


15


20


9


24


41


32


Wildfire


16


23


39


7


19


17


Mutual Aid

Wildfire and Prescribed Fire


6


4


3


2


3


2


Total


37


47


51


33


63


51




 

FIRE ACRES BY YEAR

 

YEAR

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008


Prescribed Fire


25,700


29,742


19,702


51,542


83,017


68,830


Wildfire


20,522


10,255


50,945


600


34,846


11,602


Mutual Aid

Wildfire and Prescribed Fire


483


131


2,151


150


1,643


2,116


Total


46,705


40,128


72,798


52,292


119,506


82,548



Did You Know?

A great white heron scratches its neck. Notice the color of the legs.

The great white heron is very similar to the great white egret. However, look closely and you will see that the heron has yellow legs, while the egret has black legs. The great white heron is found only in south Florida in the United States. It can also be found on several caribbean islands.