Delta National Forest
|Delta National Forest|
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
|Location||Mississippi, United States|
|Nearest city||Vicksburg, MS|
|Area||60,898 acres (246.45 km2)|
|Established||January 12, 1961|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
|Website||National Forests in Mississippi|
Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest in western Mississippi. It is located in Sharkey County and has an area of 60,898 acres (246.4 km2). The forest is headquartered in Jackson, as are all six National Forests in Mississippi, but Delta Ranger District office is located in Rolling Fork. It is one of only six National Forests that are contained entirely within a single county and the only Bottomland Hardwood Forest in the National Forest system.
The Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research Natural Areas within the Delta National Forest are a rare example of pristine bottomland hardwood forests. They were declared National Natural Landmarks in May 1976.
- "Land Areas of the National Forest System" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. January 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "The National Forests of the United States" (PDF). ForestHistory.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
- "Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research Natural Areas". National Park Service. February 5, 2004. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
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