Bienville National Forest


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Bienville National Forest

Address:3473 Hwy 35 S
Forest, MS 39074

Phone:601-469-3811
Fax:601-469-2513
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/bienville/
Size: 178,400 acres.
Location:East-central Mississippi. Accessible by I-20; US 80; MS 18 and 35. Nearby cities/towns include Forest, Raleigh, Jackson, and Meridian.
Facilities:2 campgrounds, picnic sites, boat launch, trails.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding.
Special Features:Harrell Prairie Hill Botanical Area, a remnant of Jackson Prairie natural grassland surrounded by forest; 3 designated wildlife management areas: Bienville, Caney Creek, and Tallahala. Bienville NF also contains a 189-acre tract that is the largest known block of old-growth timber in Mississippi.

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The Bienville National Forest in central Mississippi is 72,216 ha of pine, pine-hardwood, and hardwood stands of differing age classes in a fragmented landscape.
We observed 41 different groups (1997, n = 15; 1998, n = 14; 1999, n = 12) at Bienville National Forest.
Frequent observation periods enabled us to detect rapid changes in habitat use in the fragmented landscape of Bienville National Forest.
Habitat types within home ranges were defined as those habitats and age classes available at Bienville National Forest.
4 ha) estimates of Red-cockaded Woodpecker home ranges at Bienville National Forest were smaller than the 76.
Mean Red-cockaded Woodpecker home-range size in the Bienville National Forest was similar to the mean breeding season home range (46.
Research was conducted at the Bienville National Forest (BNF) in central Mississippi.
Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) behaviors observed at Bienville National Forest, Mississippi 1997-1999.
Elsen and the staff at the Bienville National Forest Ranger District for technical and administrative support.
Bienville National Forest, Bienville Wildlife Management Area, Copiah County Wildlife Management Area, Homochitto National Forest, Caston Creek Wildlife Management Area, Leaf River Wildlife Management Area, and Desoto National Forest all possess world-class habitats and fantastic hunting opportunities.
The Bienville National Forest, named for Jean Baptiste LeMoyne de Bienville, the French explorer who governed the first permanent European settlement on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1699, dates from 1934.