Big Cypress National Preserve

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Big Cypress National Preserve:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Big Cypress National Preserve

Address:33100 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, FL 34141

Phone:239-695-2000
Fax:239-695-3901
Web: www.nps.gov/bicy/
Size: 648,200 acres of federal land included within 720,056-acre park boundary.
Established: Authorized on October 11, 1974.
Location:In South Florida approximately halfway between Miami and Naples. Extends from Everglades National Park northward to 7 miles north of I-75. Major highways crossing the preserve are I-75 and US 41, with Hwy 29 running north-south along its western boundary.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), groceries, off-road vehicle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, canoeing, bicycling, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, off-road vehicle use (in designated areas).
Special Features:Adjoining the northwest section of Everglades National Park (see separate entry for description), this large area protects the freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of the neighboring Everglades and supporting the rich marine estuaries along Florida's southwest coast. Subtropical plant and animal life abounds in this ancestral home of the Seminole and Miccosukee Indians. The preserve includes 31 miles of the Florida National Scenic Trail (see separate entry in National Trails section).

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at the big cypress basin field station main conference room, located at 2660 horseshoe drive north, naples, florida.
This is hardly the first Florida fight between a gator and python, the snake was the victor last year in a Big Cypress, Florida, battle that saw the Burmese python suffocate and drown a gator in the everglades.
He describes its geology and origins; its environments, including freshwater marshes, tropical hardwood hammocks, pinelands, the Big Cypress Swamp, mangrove swamps, coastal lowland vegetation, estuarine and coastal marine waters, Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades headwaters, and peripheral ecosystems; its flora and fauna, including invertebrates, freshwater fish, marine and estuarine fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, birds, and ecological relationships, processes, and models; and the environmental impacts of humans.
In July, NPCA and a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Park Service for violating the National Environmental Policy Act when it approved a proposal for oil and gas exploration in Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve.
Much of the city's economy is based on tourism and is popular with eco-tourists visiting the Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands Refuge and Big Cypress National Preserve.
The centerpiece is the Big Cypress Lodge with 105 rooms patterned after a duck hunting camp that overlooks the retail floor and is more expensive than the famed Peabody Hotel nearby.
Based on an original story created for the author's daughter, "Geronimo the Frog" features a band of swamp creatures with Seminole (and other Native American) names who are determined to protect their sacred Big Cypress Swamp from Bad Billy's Gang.
The Big Cypress Access Area is a floodplain forest in Pulaski County, Illinois (37[degrees] 17' 32"N, 88[degrees] 58' 30" W).
This part of Interstate 75 (we locals still call it Alligator Alley, as it was known back in the two-lane days) and US 41 are asphalt arteries that slice through South Florida's Everglades and Big Cypress National Parks.
The Seminole Indians of Florida were removed to Indian Territory in Oklahoma in the 1830s, but small bands managed to hide out in the Florida Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp.
In Florida, USA, the Big Cypress fox squirrel (Sciurus niger avicennia) is also known to nest in bromeliads (Ditgen et al.
The area, known as the Addition Lands, is adjacent to Big Cypress National Preserve, about 50 miles west of Fort Lauderdale.