Big Cypress National Preserve Fire and Aviation will be looking to conduct a few prescribed fires from February 9th through February 22nd, 2020. Please see the attached map—focus areas are highlighted in red.
Implementation of these treatments will be pending agency administrator approval, as well as weather and resource dependent. Additional notifications will be sent out prior to ignitions. If you have scheduled activities in the target areas, please inform the Fire and Aviation staff.
Big Cypress National Preserve has one of the most active fire management programs in the National Park Service. Fire is an essential component of the Big Cypress ecosystem. In the long term, the fire will benefit the ecosystem by renewing habitat and promoting ecological diversity.
Implementation of these treatments will be weather and resource dependent. Additional notifications will be sent out prior to project implementation. If you have scheduled activities in the treatment areas, please inform the Fire and Aviation staff.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Orlando Genao at 239-695-9280 or the Big Cypress Duty Officer 239-719-0241. For additional updates and closures, please visit nps.gov/bicy for park alerts or fire updates.