Various public documents help guide the further management of natural and cultural resources, and the recreational opportunities within the preserve. Click on the links below to find out more.
|BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE ENABLING LEGISLATION
(PL 93-440, as amended by PL 100-301)
Congress created the Big Cypress National Preserve in 1974, as one of the first national preserves within the National Park System.
to download the law in its entirety.
|COOPERATIVE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN NPS/FWC-2011
for the agreement.
|CRITERIA FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLE & HUNTING ACCESS WITHIN BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE IN RESPONSE TO SURFACE WATER LEVELS- AUGUST 2006
In recent years the occurrence of high and low water conditions have prompted the National Park Service to temporarily close areas of the Preserve to off-road vehicles, such as swamp buggies, airboats, and all-terrain vehicles. This paper
provides an overview of this subject, and discusses how hydrologic criteria can be used to assist future decision making.
|BIG CYPRESS PROPERTY OWNERS QUESTION & ANSWERS- NOVEMBER 2005
answers commonly asked questions regarding the ownership of private property within the boundaries of Big Cypress National Preserve.
|LONG RANGE INTERPRETIVE PLAN (LRIP)- 2002
presents a visitor experience vision of the Preserve, based on purpose, significance, and mission identified in the Preserve's Strategic Plan.
|OFF-ROAD VEHICLE MANAGEMENT PLAN- 2000
guides the implementation and management of the recreational off-road vehicle trail system within the Preserve.
|BIG CYPRESS LAND PROTECTION PLAN- 1991
outlines the actions necessary to assure resource protection and provide essential public access.