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Big Thicket National Preserve

Big Thicket National Preserve Recovering After Hurricane Harvey

As the Caribbean braces to take the brunt of a second hurricane in three weeks, parks in Texas are continuing to recover from destruction caused last month by Hurricane Harvey. The good news is that Big Thicket National Preserve, which experienced unprecedented flooding, is beginning to return to normal operations.
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Traveler's View: How Much Of Secretary Zinke's Approach To Conservation Can Public Lands Tolerate?

Trying to understand how Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke views himself as a conservationist cut from the mold of Theodore Roosevelt is an ongoing challenge. While he wants to bolster the ranks of hunters and anglers, the secretary also wants to shrink some national monuments, allow target shooting on as many public lands as possible, and allow hunters to chum for bears with donuts and greasy loaves of bread.
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Open The New Year With A Hike At Big Thicket National Preserve

On Saturday, January 2, Big Thicket National Preserve staff will lead a guided walk on the Kirby Nature Trail and Sandhill Loop Trail. This 4.5-mile hike will explore the diverse ecosystems of the Big Thicket, including mixed hardwood forests, baygalls, cypress sloughs, riparian floodplains, and longleaf pine uplands.
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National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide