Friday, March 26, 2010

The Big Thicket Gets A Little Bigger

There is some very good news coming out of Southeast Texas. The National Parks Service has purchased 3,600 acres of land along Village Creek, which winds through Hardin and Polk Counties, from the Hancock Forest Management Company. The land will become part of the Big Thicket National Preserve.

The Big Thicket is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. The area contains a vast number of wildlife and plant species. The Big Thicket is made up of several units, not contiguous, that are all unique in their make-up. This wilderness area is made up of river corridors, wetlands, forests, open plains, pine savannas, and dry sandhills.

You can read the whole story on the Big Thicket Association's website here.

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