Caddo National Grassland

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Caddo National Grassland
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Caddo NG red oak.jpg
The largest red oak in Caddo National Grassland
Map showing the location of Caddo National Grassland
Map showing the location of Caddo National Grassland
Location Fannin County, Texas, USA
Coordinates 33°43′56″N 95°57′29″W / 33.7323°N 95.958°W / 33.7323; -95.958Coordinates: 33°43′56″N 95°57′29″W / 33.7323°N 95.958°W / 33.7323; -95.958[1]
Area 17,873 acres (7,233 ha)[2]
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
http://www.fs.usda.gov/texas

Caddo National Grassland is a National Grassland in the southern Great Plains, consisting of two separate sections located in northeastern and southeastern Fannin County, Texas, USA. It is a 17,873-acre (7,233 ha) protected area that was purchased in the 1930s.[2] The goal of the park when purchased was to restore the eroded soil. There are two developed recreation areas around Lake Davy Crockett, which is 388 acres (157 ha) in size. The grassland is divided into two units: Bois d'Arc Creek and Ladonia.[3]

The grassland is administered together with all four United States National Forests and two National Grasslands located entirely in Texas, from common offices in Lufkin, Texas. The units include Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine, and Sam Houston National Forests, plus Caddo and Lyndon B. Johnson National Grassland. There are local ranger district offices located in Decatur.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caddo National Grassland - Bois d’Arc Unit Map". U.S. Forest Service. July 30, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Land Areas of the National Forest System". U.S. Forest Service. January 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "National Forests and Grasslands in Texas". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved December 8, 2012.