McClellan Creek National Grassland

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McClellan Creek National Grassland
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Lake McClellan.jpg
Lake McClellan
Map showing the location of McClellan Creek National Grassland
Map showing the location of McClellan Creek National Grassland
Location Gray County, Texas, USA
Nearest city Alanreed, TX
Coordinates 35°12′39″N 100°52′08″W / 35.2107°N 100.8689°W / 35.2107; -100.8689Coordinates: 35°12′39″N 100°52′08″W / 35.2107°N 100.8689°W / 35.2107; -100.8689
Area 1,449 acres (5.86 km2)
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
http://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola

McClellan Creek National Grassland is a National Grassland located in southern Gray County, Texas, USA. It was purchased with the goal of restoring badly eroded land to its natural state. The grassland is administered by the U.S. Forest Service together with Cibola National Forest and Black Kettle, Kiowa, and Rita Blanca National Grasslands, from common headquarters located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[1] The grassland is part of the combined Black Kettle and McClellan Creek Ranger District with offices in Cheyenne, Oklahoma.

In February 2006, all of McClellan Creek National Grassland was burnt out in the 750,000-acre (300,000 ha) Interstate 40 fire. The majority of the trees were lost.[2] The grassland's area is only 1,449 acres (586 ha).[3] The grasslands surrounds McClellan Lake, a reservoir on the namesake McClellan Creek.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Lone Tree Exhibit". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Land Areas of the National Forest System". U.S. Forest Service. January 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Windmills on the National Grasslands". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 

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