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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The continuing recovery of the Florida panther depends on the preservation of its habitat, including the Big Cypress Swamp that lies north of Everglades National Park.
We were involved with supporting things like Kissimmee Restoration, the Big Cypress Swamp Addition Lands and Everglades restoration.
Report language directing the USGS to prioritize research, detection, and response efforts on invasive species with extremely high impacts on public lands and natural resources, including Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp.
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.
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. The author of Seminole Freedom and other books on Florida pays homage to the tribe's legacy by tracing their history and presenting a tour of the Seminole Trail from the reconstructed Mission San Luis for Apalachee Indians in Tallahassee to the Big Cypress Reservation where traditional skills are taught, and tribal casinos in the state.
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While BCFS habitat is protected in Big Cypress Swamp and the Everglades, qualitative evidence suggests that squirrel densities are very low in these areas (Jodice and Humphrey, 1993).
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But today, Florida's few surviving black bears are mostly found in the Big Cypress Swamp and the Ocala National Forest.
Scientific evidence soon confirmed that the vast and nearly roadless Florida Everglades and Big Cypress Swamp were the last strongholds where panthers survived.
EXPERIENCE the Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp on a day-long trip through the world's most unique ecological system.
Two of the best guide books are Jeff Ripple's Day Paddling Florida's 10,000 Islands and Big Cypress Swamp, 2003, and Johnny Molloy's A Paddler's Guide To Everglades National Park, 2009