Addition Lands General Management Plan
And Biological Opinion prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under Section-7 of the Endangered Species Act for the preferred alternative described in the GMP/WS/ORV Plan/EIS.
The Big Cypress National Preserve was set aside in 1974, to ensure the preservation, conservation, and protection of the natural scenic, floral and faunal, and recreational values of the Big Cypress Watershed.
Did You Know?
Before Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States designated Big Cypress as the country's first national preserve, in 1974, he worked as a National Park Ranger at Yellowstone National Park, in 1936. He was the only US President to have worked for the National Park Service.