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Preserve Extending Comment Period on Commercial Services Plan Through December 19

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Date: November 30, 2007
Contact: Bob DeGross, 239-695-1107

Karen Gustin, Superintendent of Big Cypress National Preserve, announced today that the deadline for comments related to the Preserve's Commercial Services planning efforts will now be close of business on December 19, 2007. This is an extension from the previously announced date of November 30, 2007.

Preserve planners have developed preliminary alternatives related to commercial services by using NPS policy and public input received during the last public comment period, in June, 2006. A newsletter describing these preliminary alternatives can be found at - http://www.nps.gov/bicy/parkmgmt/commercial-services-plan.htm

A comment form and downloadable newsletter are also available at http://parkplanning.nps.gov by clicking on Plans/Documents Open for Comment, and choosing Big Cypress National Preserve. You may submit your comments directly on-line at this location. Mailed copies of the newsletter are available by calling 239-695-1103.

Comments will also be accepted by email at e-mail us or by postal mail at Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail, East, Ochopee, FL 34141.

Did You Know?

Researchers gather data from a bear that was removed as a nuisance.

Do not feed wildlife within the preserve. A "fed bear is a dead bear." This bear was fed and eventually became a threat to visitor safety. Nuisance wildlife is sometimes removed, but typically does not survive.