History & Culture

A palmetto

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The Big Thicket

In 1936 the regional study, "Biological Survey of the East Texas Big Thicket Area," was completed by H.B. Parks and V.L. Cory. This report played a significant role in the future protection of the Big Thicket. It was the first effort by concerned people to document and begin a protection scheme of this unique landscape. At the time of the report, it was stated that the Big Thicket area was over one million acres in size.

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