Big Slough Wilderness

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Big Slough Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
A map of the United States showing the location of the Big Slough Wilderness
A map of the United States showing the location of the Big Slough Wilderness
Location Houston County, Texas, United States
Nearest city Lufkin, TX
Coordinates 31°29′38″N 95°07′03″W / 31.4937905°N 95.1174384°W / 31.4937905; -95.1174384[1]Coordinates: 31°29′38″N 95°07′03″W / 31.4937905°N 95.1174384°W / 31.4937905; -95.1174384[1]
Area 3,455 acres (1,398 ha)
Established 1984
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
www.fs.usda.gov/detail/texas/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb5291446

The Big Slough Wilderness is a 3,455-acre (1,398 ha) protected area in Davy Crockett National Forest in Houston County, Texas, United States. The area was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System in 1984 with the passage of the Texas Wilderness Act. It is the smallest wilderness in Texas. Logging occurred in the area during the 1800s, and the regrown forest consists of 66 percent hardwoods, 26 percent shortleaf and loblolly pines, four percent a mixture of hardwoods and pines, and four percent water.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Slough Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Big Slough Wilderness". Wilderness.net. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Davey Crockett N.F. - Big Slough Wilderness". U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved June 2, 2013.