Update Fire Management Plans for Big Cypress National Preserve and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge
Big Cypress National Preserve of the National Park Service (NPS) and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) share a common boundary, have similar resources, and commonly assist each other during prescribed fire and wildfire events. Both agencies have fire management plans in need of updating. This project will entail updating of each plan by the NPS and FWS and preparation of a single Environmental Assessment and related documents for both plans by contractor.
The Environmental Assessment is available by choosing "Document List" at left and "BICY and FPNWR Fire Management Plans Environmental Assessment, July 2016" on the ensuing screen. You can provide comments online or by mail. Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Comments by mail may be sent to Superintendent, Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trail East, Ochopee, Florida 34141-1000.
Comments are requested by August 19, 2016. Once the comment period concludes, we will consider all comments submitted in the development of the final EA and decision document.
Jordan McKnight, 239-695-9280 ext. 103, firstname.lastname@example.org