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Everglades high water.

Post by gator » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:45 am

High water levels bar access to some parts of Everglades, Taylor Wildlife Management Area

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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by In the Glades » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:42 pm

http://www.myfwc.com/news/news-releases ... des-water/

News Release

Monday, September 10, 2012

Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459

High water levels have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an executive order temporarily restricting public access to portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area.

This action is necessary because high water levels force area wildlife to take refuge on tree islands and levees, resulting in increased levels of stress for these animals.

Effective immediately, the order prohibits vehicles, airboats, ATVs and other means of public access to the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. This area lies in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Access to Conservation Area 2A from the L-35B levee north to the east-west airboat trail is still permitted.

The order also prohibits the taking of game. However, this order does not apply to people permitted to participate in the statewide alligator and migratory bird hunts, to frogging, or to people operating boats within the established canal systems and within one mile of marshes adjacent to canals within the wildlife management area. Boaters must maintain a minimum distance of 100 yards from any tree island or levee when operating a vessel or airboat to minimize disturbance to upland wildlife.

These special regulations remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent executive order.

To report a violation of this order, or any fish and wildlife law violation, call the FWC’s Wildlife Alert hotline at 888-404-3922.
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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by flyinboomhesy » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:38 pm

Is that the levee right off 27 north of 75 whare the boat tour is

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Post by HOLOTYPE » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:07 pm

flyinboomhesy wrote:Is that the levee right off 27 north of 75 whare the boat tour is
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Post by junglecat » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:12 pm

Little confused , why do they close areas in the glades when the water is up?
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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by HOLOTYPE » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:22 pm

Read above news release!
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Post by junglecat » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:35 pm

too much stress on wildlife. Never really rode there , worked in area but did not realize that it was that great of an impact.
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Post by OLD MAN JONES » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:46 pm

HERE WE GO AGIAN....
Every year (it seems like) we go through this same old thing. The water is too deep for the DECIMATED herd to survive on the now endangered "tree islands" in the nearly extinct, Everglades.
Yes.... the deer herd and yes, the Everglades.... or atleast it used to be called that, before it had to change names and be used as water retention ponds for drainage of the western suburbs of the south east coast of Fl. We must now suffer thru this yearly injustice to our cultural right as our lands be closed to our choice of means and places for access.
While considering the "sustainable" # of deer the Conservation Areas could some decades ago, Our great SFWMD and GFC Biologists came up with a total acerage of tree islands in these conservation areas. These estimated failed to include the levees ( 2x's the total acerage of the tree islands then), which the deer have been seeking refuge on, since the brilliant idea of compartmentallization and "flood control" was implementet the first year. As a result, we now have a piss poor upland ridge herd :salute: ,a piss poor tree island herd :thumbleft: , and a completely altered and polluted Central Everglades eco-system. WHOOOOO, man this steam is building :cherry: .

If you love this land: stay informed, get involved (in a club and at public meetings), inform others, take action, take responsibility, teach what you know. The cost of a couple xtra gallons of fuel and a 12pack will soon pale in comparison, if we don't bind our efforts to really preserve our rights to utilize the land, which we have paid for with blood, sweat, tears & $$$$$$$$.
Time is now and organized efforts must continue to grow, if there is any hope for our children and theirs to continue the tradition!

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Post by junglecat » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:55 pm

I put data lines into state offices and a work camp in Big Cypress and saw wildlife everywhere. Its a shame , first no water then too much, hate it for y'all down south.
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Post by Rich Andrews » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:51 am

MILLIONS of Dollars on EVERGLADES RESTORATIONS,and this... yr in,yr out.
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Post by In the Glades » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:57 am

OLD MAN JONES wrote:HERE WE GO AGIAN....
Every year (it seems like) we go through this same old thing. The water is too deep for the DECIMATED herd to survive on the now endangered "tree islands" in the nearly extinct, Everglades.
Yes.... the deer herd and yes, the Everglades.... or atleast it used to be called that, before it had to change names and be used as water retention ponds for drainage of the western suburbs of the south east coast of Fl. We must now suffer thru this yearly injustice to our cultural right as our lands be closed to our choice of means and places for access.
While considering the "sustainable" # of deer the Conservation Areas could some decades ago, Our great SFWMD and GFC Biologists came up with a total acerage of tree islands in these conservation areas. These estimated failed to include the levees ( 2x's the total acerage of the tree islands then), which the deer have been seeking refuge on, since the brilliant idea of compartmentallization and "flood control" was implementet the first year. As a result, we now have a piss poor upland ridge herd :salute: ,a piss poor tree island herd :thumbleft: , and a completely altered and polluted Central Everglades eco-system. WHOOOOO, man this steam is building :cherry: .

If you love this land: stay informed, get involved (in a club and at public meetings), inform others, take action, take responsibility, teach what you know. The cost of a couple xtra gallons of fuel and a 12pack will soon pale in comparison, if we don't bind our efforts to really preserve our rights to utilize the land, which we have paid for with blood, sweat, tears & $$$$$$$$.
Time is now and organized efforts must continue to grow, if there is any hope for our children and theirs to continue the tradition!


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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by glades cat » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:13 am

Good post Old Man Jones.
You're reminded of the mismanagement every time you walk out your front door. The herd is thin, the water inconsistent.
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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by midnight rider » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:50 am

The sta's have some good deer in them. Wish they would let us hunt them. Plenty of hogs too. I agree that they messed up a long time ago but now I think it's a nessescity to control the water somewhat.

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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by gladesman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:50 pm

Give'm hell old man Jones!!

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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by snapbean » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:25 pm

There is no reason for 3a to be closed last year the water was twice as high as it is now!! Everyone that hunts should ask for there money back for license ext

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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by snapbean » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:31 pm

Air boaters stand hell with fwc go to the woods !!!!

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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by slow ride $$$ » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:51 pm

water mis management and fwc are both full of skitt last year the water was 8 inches over my buddies dock at his camp,last week it was 10 inches below his dock witch is about normal for this time of the year,I think they just want the hunters and rec. riders out of the woods like always. now they will drain all the water so come feb.it will be to dry to run.

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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by TheElevatorGuy » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:14 pm

I can't agree with all of the last few comments anymore than you guys............I refuse to hunt in the state of Florida anymore due to all of the stupid
things they have done!!!

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Re: Everglades high water.

Post by gatorhole » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:22 pm

The new restrictions to the everglades does not bar access, it is a restriction as to where you can ride. I was there last weekend, you can go to the swimming hole from hwy 41 and take the inside trail along the l-28. Also call the FWC's biologist and vent, it's stupid to let gator hunters and froggers ride thew whole place while day riders can't. We only have to stay within 1 mile of a canal.

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