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    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

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  • Hunter Registration Begins July 7

    Big Thicket National Preserve staff will begin issuing hunting permits for the 2014-2015 season on July 7, 2014, at the Preserve visitor center. The visitor center is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Please call 951-6700 for more information.

Our Partners

No park service unit operates in isolation. It takes cooperators, private and not-for-profit, local government, and both State and Federal, providing assistance and support for the many operational and research efforts required to manage a unit of the National Park Service. The organizations listed here have been important to the continued operations of Big Thicket. Visit their web sites and read about the work they are doing to conserve and protect environmental systems.

Big Thicket Association

ToD: The Thicket of Diversity

Western National Parks Association

Kountze, Texas, Economical Development Corporation

Rice University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

National Parks and Conservation Association

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

USGS Biological Resources Division

The Conservation Fund

USGS Water Resources Division

The Nature Conservancy of Texas

Lamar University, Geology

Lamar University, Biology

Golden Triangle Audubon

Did You Know?

Ivory-billed Woodpecker

The ivory-billed woodpecker, once considered extinct, was last seen in the Big Thicket in 1967 near the Neches River. Recent sightings in Arkansas give a glimmer of hope for its return.