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The Big Story: April 13, 2020

At 80,000 acres, the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is larger than Orlando. (Photo Courtesy of William Cutter)
At 80,000 acres, the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge is larger than Orlando. (Photo Courtesy of William Cutter)

For the first time in 13 years, officials at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge are updating their comprehensive plan. Once completed, the plan will serve as a blueprint for preserving the refuge while accommodating the 250,000 visitors it attracts annually. As they tackle this dual challenge of tourism and conservation, officials at St. Marks are looking to Florida State University planning students for help.

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