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A petition launched by an environmentalist to stop possible cattle grazing and tree growing in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park has more than 10,000 signatures. The environmentalist, Shirley Lasseter, started the petition in response to a proposal by the DEP secretary to allow such for-profit uses to help pay for the parks.
State parks were identified by former interim secretary of the DEP Jon Steverson in a draft strategic plan as test cases for allowing commercial businesses to graze cattle, timber and hunt in the parks. Gov. Rick Scott appointed Steverson as DEP secretary today.
Construction on the La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park began Monday as part of an effort to re-establish the area of Paynes Prairie as a wetland ecosystem.
Florida is the first state to win three National Gold Medals for Excellence from the National Recreation and Park Association.
A video bringing together the top local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida: Paynes Prairie burn, Tumblin Creek cleanup, businesses at Stadium Club, national spending cuts, Boeing 787 investigation.
The Florida Forest Service canceled Wednesday’s scheduled controlled burn at Paynes Prairie due to high humidity and wind.
The northern part of Alachua County’s Barr Hammock Levy Prairie Preserve opened Feb. 2. The southern part will open in 2014.
WUFT reports on the area of Gainesville near Paynes Prairie, where several people died earlier this year, and changes that have been made to prevent another tragedy.
A controversial process to round up and control the growth of a Paynes Prarie bison herd is nearing its end nearly a month since it began. Male adults and calves are being castrated to manage the size of the herd and prevent incidents with aggressive bison. […]