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November 23, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center Holiday Hours
Big Thicket National Preserve announces the visitor center schedule for the upcoming holidays.

November 23, 2015
Canyonlands Hike Scheduled for December 12
The public is invited to join park rangers on a hike in the Canyonlands Unit.

October 20, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Announces Fur-Bearing Trapping Season and Permitting Process
Big Thicket National Preserve will issue trapping permits from Nov 1-30 for the 2015-2016 season.

October 16, 2015
Hike the Canyonlands and Explore Your Thicket
Join Big Thicket National Preserve staff on a hike into the remote Canyonlands Unit.

September 29, 2015
Hunting Season Safety
Hunting season in Big Thicket National Preserve begins on October 5, 2015, and ends on February 29, 2016. Hunters and other visitors need to be aware of hunting area boundaries and safety guidelines.

September 03, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Big Thicket National Preserve is one of 8 federal agencies participating in the "Every Kid in a Park" program, an initiative that encourages families and classes to visit their federal lands.

August 28, 2015
Explore Your Thicket - Centennial Club Program
Big Thicket National Preserve invites visitors to track 100 miles of travel in the preserve over the next year as part of the NPS Centennial Celebration.

August 21, 2015
Adopt Your Thicket Centennial Volunteer Program
As part of the National Park Service's Centennial Celebration, Big Thicket National Preserve is recruiting individuals and groups to "adopt" areas of the preserve for oversight.

August 20, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Hunting Permit Registration Opens September 1, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve will begin issuing hunting permits for the 2015-2016 season on September 1. There are new requirements in effect this season.

August 14, 2015
Parks and Teachers - The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program at Big Thicket National Preserve
The Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program brings teachers and parks together in a mutually beneficial partnership.

August 13, 2015
Water Safety - Life Jackets Save Lives
Drowning is the leading cause of death in Big Thicket National Preserve. Following simple safety precautions can save lives.

August 11, 2015
Fire Restrictions in Big Thicket National Preserve
Due to the high fire danger, open fires are banned throughout Big Thicket National Preserve.

July 11, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Announces Centennial Programs
Big Thicket National Preserve invites the public to get involved in its many events, projects, and programs to celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service.

July 11, 2015
Water Safety in Big Thicket National Preserve
Follow these tips to stay safe in and around the water this summer.

June 04, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Trail Status Update
The hard work of the Big Thicket facility and maintenance crews have enabled the preserve to reopen most trails that were damaged by recent rains and flooding.

May 29, 2015
Big Thicket National Preserve Invites Visitors on a Fungi Foray
Mycologist David Lewis is leading a mushroom walk in Lance Rosier Unit on June 13.

May 29, 2015
Temporary Trail Closures
Heavy rains have caused flooding, fallen trees, and other trail damage in the preserve. Some trails are temporarily closed until flood waters recede and trail damage can be repaired.

May 05, 2015
Science Cafe: Effects of Salinity on Amphibians in the Big Thicket
Amphibians are particularly vulnerable to increased water saline levels, due to their porous skin. Researchers with the USGS are studying the effects of salinity on amphibian distribution and abundance in coastal wetland ecosystems of Big Thicket National Preserve.

April 25, 2015
Tourism to Big Thicket National Preserve Creates Local Economic Benefits
Over 100,000 people visit Big Thicket National Preserve each year, and their spending supports a number of jobs in the local area.

April 24, 2015
National Park Week 2015 Encourages Everyone to "Find Your Park"
Big Thicket National Preserve joins parks, programs, and partners to participate in the "Find Your Park" campaign.

April 11, 2015
Celebrate Centennial Week April 18-26
Big Thicket National Preserve invites the public to kick off National Park Week at a ranger-led program on April 18.

February 20, 2015
Big Thicket Fire Management Program Recognized for Excellence
Big Thicket National Preserve Fire Management team receives award.

February 03, 2015
Budget Request Supports NPS Centennial
The president's 2016 budget request includes additional funding to support the National Park Service's mission of conservation, preservation, and recreation, as well as engage the public in celebrating the agency's 100-year anniversary.


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