Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone
**NEW** - Public Workshops on Pole and Troll Zone
The park will host two public workshops to gather public input on experience in using the zone over the past year of the Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone in Florida Bay. This 9400 acre zone was put in place January 2011. In addition to the workshops, the public is encouraged to comment through the end of March on the National Park Service Planning website.
Workshops will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.:
The zone was created to provide enhanced protection of Snake Bight's sensitive aquatic vegetation and wilderness resources, improve the quality of flats fishing, enhance paddling and wildlife viewing opportunities, and enhance education on proper shallow water boating techniques.
To learn more about the Snake Bight Pole and Troll Zone and the upcoming workshops, view or download maps and other information, and provide comments (through March 31, 2012) through the National Park Service Planning website - Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) website. The PEPC website can be accessed by clicking here.
The baseline data presented in this report represents the state of prop scarring immediately prior to implementation of the PTZ within Snake Bight. These 2011 data will be compared to future monitoring events in order to determine the effectiveness of a PTZ as a management strategy within ENP.
Florida Bay Ramp Informational Sign, click here
Did You Know?
Over forty species of mammals inhabit Everglades National Park. Though they often utilize drier habitats, many are also adapted to the semi-aquatic habitats of the Everglades. White-tailed Deer can often be seen wading through the sawgrass prairies.