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January 29, 2016
Hike the Woodlands Trail, Sunday, February 7
Big Thicket National Preserve and the Big Thicket Association are partnering to lead hikes in the preserve each month this year, beginning February 7, to celebrate our centennial.

January 27, 2016
Adopt Your Thicket - Centennial Volunteer Program
Big Thicket National Preserve invites the public to adopt areas of the preserve, such as trails and waterways, for stewardship to help commemorate the National Park Service centennial this year.

January 26, 2016
Centennial Forest Tree Planting Begins
Volunteers and school students are planting thousands of longleaf pine seedlings to help restore these pines and create a "Centennial Forest" in Big Thicket National Preserve as a way of celebrating the National Park Service centennial.

December 11, 2015
Centennial Volunteer Opportunity to Help Plant the Centennial Forest
Big Thicket National Preserve is seeking volunteers to help restore a longleaf pine forest in the preserve as part of the National Park Service's centennial celebration.

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.

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.

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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