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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 »

Response Time for Addition Lands GMP Extended

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Date: August 28, 2006

Due to recent problems with the National Park Service’s "Planning, Environment and Public Comment" web-site, the comment period related to the Addition Lands General Management Plan has been extended to July 18, 2006, 11:59 pm mountain time.

Those interested in submitting comments related to the planning process may e-mail us.

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Mermaid sightings have been reported by sailors throughout history who often blamed the part-woman, part-fish beings for leading them astray. But folklore experts believe that what those sailors were seeing were not mermaids, but rather air-breathing manatees, or their dugong relatives. More...