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Keith Holman
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« on: July 26, 2009, 02:57:47 pm »

I don't recall the last time we were asked for input on adding/opening trails.

More info here: http://www.nps.gov/bicy/parkmgmt/addition-lands-gmp.htm

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Big Cypress, created by Congress in 1974, was designated a national preserve to allow hunting, off-road vehicles, oil drilling and other activities that ordinarily would not take place in a national park. The area is also home to black bears, red-cockaded woodpeckers and other protected species.

In wilderness areas, hunting is allowed but not vehicles. The park service's proposal gets around that by creating non-wilderness corridors that, along with the non-wilderness areas, would provide up to 140 miles of off-road vehicle trails. It also would establish new hiking trails and entry points off Alligator Alley for off-road vehicles, hikers, cyclists and horseback riders.

"It allows a good variety of uses," said Pedro Ramos, the preserve's superintendent. "There's going to be opportunities for people to get off the highway so they can learn about this magnificent resource. We feel the plan is representative of the diversity of the people of Florida, and it's representative of the mandate from Congress."
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Keith Holman
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 02:58:42 pm »

Comment period runs through Sep. 30, 2009.
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Dave Logan
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 07:39:36 pm »

Thanks for letting us know, Keith.  You're right, this is a rare opportunity.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2009, 09:20:44 am »

thanks for the info.  Will get a comment ready for this.

Todd
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