Edge of the Everglades: Big Cypress National Preserve

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.

Producer: Lynne Howard Frazer

Narrator: Peter Thomas 


Distributed nationally by American Public Television