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January 14, 2016
Commercial Air Tour Management Agreements Signed
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Park Service (NPS), and two commercial air tour operators have signed air tour management agreements to manage commercial air tours over Big Cypress National Preserve. These are the first-ever agreements of this kind developed for any unit of the NPS.

January 11, 2016
Preserve Seeks Comments on Preliminary Alternatives for the Backcountry Access Plan / Wilderness Study / EIS
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments on a suite of preliminary alternatives for managing backcountry access and use within Big Cypress National Preserve. Concurrently with the review of preliminary alternatives, the NPS is also holding a scoping opportunity to receive public input related to the development of a wilderness study and potential wilderness proposal.

December 07, 2015
Big Cypress Hosts Artist Reception and Film Screening
Join former Artist in Residence Patricia Cummins, and wildlife filmmaker Richard Kern at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12 at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, FL 34141. The event is a reception focusing on Patricia Cummins' recent installation of work, Big Work at Big Cypress, at both the Oasis Visitor Center and Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center in Big Cypress National Preserve.

November 20, 2015
Preserve Seeks Comments on Oil and Gas Seismic Survey Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment (EA) analyzing the environmental impacts of a proposed oil and gas seismic survey by Burnett Oil Company in Big Cypress National Preserve.

May 12, 2015
Firefighters Stay the Course on Mud Lake Wildfire Complex
The Mud Lake Wildfire Complex, thirty miles east of Naples, Florida in Big Cypress National Preserve is approximately 2,077 acres and remains 15% contained at this time.

May 12, 2015
Winners Announced In the Third Annual Big Cypress Poetry Contest
In honor of National Poetry Month, Big Cypress National Preserve held its third annual poetry contest during the month of April.

February 24, 2015
Artists Selected for the 2015-2016 Artist-In-Residence Program
Five talented artists have been selected for the 2015-2016 Artist-In-Residence program.

February 24, 2015
Third Annual Poetry Contest
April is National Poetry Month and what better way to celebrate than with a poetry contest? Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is held each April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.

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