Big Cypress National Preserve http://wgcu.org en Edge of the Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve http://wgcu.org/post/edge-everglades-big-cypress-national-preserve <p></p><p>In 1974, a new park was added to the National Park system -- the Big Cypress National Preserve. Unlike national parks, the country's first national preserve allowed traditional uses of the land, including hunting, air boats, swamp buggies -- even oil drilling. It was a landmark conservation compromise that allowed unprecedented resource usage, while protecting the vast swamp from development.</p><p><strong>Producer: </strong>Lynne Howard Frazer</p> Tue, 06 Oct 2009 15:35:31 +0000 34 at http://wgcu.org Edge of the Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve