Proposed livestock thinning plan on Paynes Prairie draws large crowd


Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park hosted a public meeting last night at the Doyle Conner Building in Gainesville. As WUFT’s Matthew Cretul reports, at the heart of the meeting was the proposed management plan of livestock currently living within the park. The full draft plan can be found on Florida’s Department of Enviornmental Protection’s website. Search keyword livestock management plan.


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