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Florida Roundup: Everglades National Park Rolls Out New Rules

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Everglades National Park is finalizing a plan that’s designed to update the way it is managed.

Some key changes to how the park will operate include different zoning regulations, which in some cases have eliminated the use of airboats.

The park worked on these rules for 12 years. It'll be the newest set since 1979.

"There's been significant changes in the recent decades since the last plan," says Fred Herling, Everglades National Park planner. "Population growth, demographic changes, new technology, new exotic plants and animals."

The rules will be finalized and go into effect in about 30 days, and will be the guidelines under which the Park operates for the next 20 to 30 years.

Listen above for the Florida Roundup segment discussing the new rules in the Everglades. 

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