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The Big Thicket Association was formed in 1964 to save remnants of the Big Thicket ecosystems that once extended over 3 million acres of east Texas. The efforts of the Association led to the establishment of Big Thicket National Preserve in 1974.

The goals of the Big Thicket Association are as follows:

To work for the preservation of the flora and fauna of the Big Thicket area;

To promote the conservation of the natural resources and natural beauty of the Big Thicket;

To promote and to fund research contributing to knowledge of the Big Thicket;

To publish or support publication of cultural and scientific literature on the Big Thicket;

To support the operation and expansion of Big Thicket National Preserve; and

To manage the Big Thicket National Preserve Field Research Station.

For more information, please contact the association at, or by mail at Big Thicket Association, P.O. Box 198, Saratoga, TX, 77585.

Last updated: June 4, 2015

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6044 FM 420
Kountze, TX 77625


(409) 951-6800

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