Big Thicket

Hunters and National Park Service arrowhead logo

Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz announced Aug. 20 that the preserve will issue free hunting permits beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Available 2015/2016 permits will be issued until Feb. 29, 2016.

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Big Thicket National Preserve and the Big Thicket Association invite members of the public to be part of a immersive opportunity, as civilian scientists, to participate in fungal research and specimen collection. Fungi researcher David Lewis will lead a research trip in the Lance Rosier Unit of Big Thicket National Preserve on Saturday, June 13, 2015, to collect and document mushroom species.

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Flooded Village Creek

Acting Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Edward Comeau announced on Tuesday, May 26, that due to significant storm activity and record-setting rains in the region, many of the hiking trails and paddling trails throughout the preserve are completely inaccessible and will be closed for approximately a week to ten days.

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Big Thicket Day 2014 will feature music, food, and dancing on Saturday, Oct. 11, starting at 9:30 a.m., at Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor’s Center located at 6102 FM 420, Kountze, Texas.

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Louis McNeeley

Kountze Trade Days has been a fixture of the “The Big Light in The Big Thicket” since 2010, offering a wide array of unique vendors and some of the best festival-style food Southeast Texas has to offer.

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Photo: Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust members Tom Maddux and Ellen Buchanan

The Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust is a small group of dedicated individuals organized with the mission to protect wildlife, biodiversity and the natural communities of the Big Thicket through encouragement of land stewardship values that promote sustainable communities.

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