Homochitto National Forest

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Homochitto National Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Homochitto National Forest
Map showing the location of Homochitto National Forest
Location Mississippi, USA
Nearest city Brookhaven, MS
Coordinates 31°30′11″N 90°59′55″W / 31.503056°N 90.998611°W / 31.503056; -90.998611Coordinates: 31°30′11″N 90°59′55″W / 31.503056°N 90.998611°W / 31.503056; -90.998611
Area 191,839 acres (776.34 km2)[1]
Established July 20, 1936[2]
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
http://www.fs.usda.gov/mississippi

Homochitto National Forest is a U.S. National Forest in southwestern Mississippi comprising 191,839 acres (776.34 km2). In the mid-1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began reforestation of the area and developing a system of roadways and recreational areas.

Geography[edit]

In descending order of land area the forest is located in parts of:

Headquarters[edit]

The forest is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, as are all six National Forests in Mississippi. There are local ranger district offices located in Meadville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Land Areas of the National Forest System". U.S. Forest Service. January 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The National Forests of the United States". ForestHistory.org. Retrieved July 20, 2012.