Plants of the Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida. Evapotranspiration (ET) was quantified over plant communities within the Big Cypress National Preserve (BCNP) using the eddy covariance method for a period of 3 years from October 2007 to September 2010. Big Cypress National Preserve is located in southwest Florida in some of the most rugged terrain in the state. Two species of cypress trees inhabit the Big Cypress National Preserve, these include the bald cypress (Texodium distichum) and the pond cypress (T. ascendens). Work began in spring 2013 to replace the former rest area with a larger restroom facility, an upgrade of the wastewater and water treatment plant, improvements to two recreational access areas adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve nature trails, and construction of a new public safety center. J. Torrey Bot. Interim Report – Southeast Saline Everglades (Region 2), Everglades National Park . -A new survey of the Big Cypress National Preserve shows that the vascular flora consists of 145 families and 851 species. The survey also shows 158 species of exotic plants within the Preserve, some of which imperil native species by The preserve encompasses approximately 729,000 acres of a freshwater swamp ecosystem, offering refuge to a wide variety of plants and animals. The frequency of the plant is noted. Plants and animals in the Preserve are protected from unauthorized collection. The authors present a checklist of vascular plants known to occur within the boundaries of the Big Cypress National Preserve, FL. 130: 118-141. Soc. Big Cypress National Preserve was created to protect the fresh water's natural flow from the Big Cypress Swamp into the Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands. PLANTS Cypress Trees. Natural Resource Report NPS/SFCN/NRR—2017/1494 The survey also shows 158 species of exotic plants within the Preserve, some of which imperil native species by competing with them. In fact most visitors think that they are going to be seeing the huge cypress trees that were logged out of here during the beginning decades of the twentieth century. National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Natural Resource Stewardship and Science The Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve Vegetation Mapping Project . A new survey of the Big Cypress National Preserve shows that the vascular flora consists of 145 families and 851 species. Entries are organized by family and alphabetically by scientific name. A new survey of the Big Cypress National Preserve shows that the vascular flora consists of 145 families and 851 species. Of these, 72 are listed by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened plants, while many others are on the margins of their ranges. Big Cypress National Preserve: *human disturbance (Off-Road Vehicles), *exotic plants, *altered hydrology, *feral hogs, habitat succession. Of these, 72 are listed by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened plants, while many others are on the margins of their ranges. The CERP is a cooperative effort between the South Florida Water Management District, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the NPS Vegetation Inventory Program (VIP), with funding provided by the … Plant communities selected for study included Pine Upland, Wet Prairie, Marsh, Cypress Swamp, and Dwarf Cypress. Of these, 72 are listed by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened plants, while many others are on the The Everglades National Park (EVER) and Big Cypress National Preserve (BICY) vegetation mapping project is a component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). 2003. In the Preserve, fresh water feeds a mosaic of five distinct habitats in its 729,000 acres and is vital to the health of southwest Florida's estuaries and the Gulf of Mexico. Big Cypress National Preserve Plants This Preserve is named after a plant. The checklist is based primarily on specimens from the herbarium of Everglades National Park FL.