| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:56 PM
Dried-out portions of Lake Okeechobee burned Wednesday as wildfires spread across exposed lake bed.
Fires suspected to have started with a lightening strike Tuesday night spread through dried-out marshes along the northwestern portions of the lake,...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Wildfires burning on Lake Okeechobee’s exposed lake bed could end up helping drought-strained wildlife habitat.
While it may seem weird to see fire spreading across land usually covered by water, wildfires are a natural part of Florida’s...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Fishing tournament organizers in South Dakota need to be sure they have filled out the proper GFP Department paperwork when planning those events.
Applications for 2012 fishing tournaments and special events are now available and must be filed with...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 3:35 PM
The long-suffering Everglades may get a louder voice in the Florida Legislature thanks to a new coalition of lawmakers launched Monday from South Florida.
State Rep. Steve Perman, D-Boca Raton, started the new Everglades Legislative Caucus, which pledges...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 1:05 AM
GFP reminds hunters of unique opportunities that may exist this winter to reduce problem-causing wildlife.
GFP has an active Wildlife Damage Management Program that assists landowners with depredation-abatement techniques. However, when other methods...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 2:56 PM
Rock miners on Wednesday lost another legal round in their push to dig on Palm Beach County agricultural land eyed for Everglades restoration.
Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal sided with a coalition of environmental groups and ruled...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:46 PM
South Florida’s November turned out to be nearly as dry as an overcooked Thanksgiving Turkey.
After near-record rainfall in October, November produced just 32 percent of the normal rainfall.
November is officially the end of the hurricane and...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Lake Okeechobee water levels are getting a big boost from recent heavy rains, which could help but not solve South Florida’s water supply strain.
The lake, South Florida’s primary backup water supply, is expected to rise as much as two feet...
| May 13, 2011
| 2:18 PM
More than half of the Everglades water conservation areas have gone dry during South Florida’s lingering drought, threatening wildlife habitat and straining a key back-up to community water supplies.
Sixty percent or more of the land in the...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Draining Lake Okeechobee water out sea resumes Friday, just a few months after low lake levels contributed to South Florida’s water supply strain.
It’s yet another example of South Florida’s feast-or-famine water supply situation....
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:37 PM
Despite relief from recent rains, Lake Okeechobee water levels dropped too low for too long this year and violated state standards intended to protect the environment, according to Audubon of Florida.
Water management decisions combined with this year&...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 8:07 AM
Broward County has joined Palm Beach County in the extreme drought department, the National Weather Service in Miami said.
Between Oct. 31 and March 3, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport – one of Broward’s primary weather...