Big Thicket National Preserve

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Big Thicket National Preserve:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Big Thicket National Preserve

Address:6044 FM420
Kountze, TX 77625

Phone:409-951-6700
Fax:409-951-6868
Web: www.nps.gov/bith/
Size: 97,246 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 11, 1974. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1981. Designated a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy in 2001.
Location:Preserve comprises 9 land units and 6 water corridors in eastern Texas. To reach information center, enter Beaumont via I-10 and then take US 69-287 north 7 miles past Kountze to FM 420, and then east for 2.5 miles.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), boat ramp, information center (é), backcountry campground, self-guiding tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, camping, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, hunting, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Big Thicket was the first Preserve established in the National Park System. A convergence of ecosystems occurred here during the last Ice Age, bringing together, in one geographical location, the eastern hardwood forests, the Gulf coastal plains, and the midwest prairies. A great number of plant and animal species coexist in this "biological crossroads of North America."

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From cacti blossoms at Big Bend National Park in West Texas, to the famous fields of bluebonnets in the Hill Country, to the carnivorous pitcher plants found in the Big Thicket National Preserve in East Texas, enjoy spectacular Texas wildflowers in 93 gorgeous color photographs.
She traveled to Hawaii for biology studies one summer; to the Big Thicket Natural Preserve for more biology studies; and then to Washington, D.
The first camera was one I had placed over a breeding scrape not 100 yards off the road, and right in the middle of a big thicket.
The airport retailer's Big Thicket opened additional locations around the airport, and during the first six months gave away more than Dh18 million in cash and prizes along the way creating four Dirham Multi-millionaires and two Dollar Millionaires, according to the statement.
Alderson does superb work, however, in setting the scene in the Big Thicket oil patch and the bootlegger's brush country.
BEAUMONT - As the Neches River flows south toward a string of oil refineries and manufacturing plants in Southeast Texas, it winds through an area so ecologically diverse that the National Park Service runs a preserve called Big Thicket along its banks.
Discussion--Results of a 3-year study of the herpetofauna in nearby Big Sandy Creek Unit of Big Thicket National Preserve, Polk County, Texas (Lewis et al.
The Big Thicket guidebook; exploring the backroads and history of southeast Texas.
Backwoodsmen focuses on the Big Thicket region of Southeast Texas, along the Angelina and Neches rivers.
The Big Thicket of southeastern Texas has been repeatedly described as exceptionally rich in species, diverse in plant communities and a crossroads where adjacent ecological regions meet and mingle (see Cozine, 2004; MacRoberts and MacRoberts, 2004, 2007, 2009; Callicott et al.
I discovered that I can shift it surprisingly fast in those kinds of situations and managed to leap into a big thicket to hide.