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Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act

report (to accompany H.R. 1592).

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conservation of natural resources -- Law and legislation -- Texes.,
  • National parks and reserves -- Law and legislation -- Texas.,
  • Big Thicket National Preserve (Tex.)

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesReport / 102d Congress, 2d session, Senate -- 102-473.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination12 p. ;
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17675721M

    Cong. Charles Wilson introduced the Big Thicket Addition Act, excluding properties with dwellings; Sen. Phil Gramm demanded exclusion of private properties and proposed exchanges of lands between corporate timber interests and the US Forest Service. Big Thicket Addition Act authori acres to be added to Preserve. This Act authorized the addition of roug acres to the original Big Thicket National Preserve but appropriated no money for acquisition of the privately held lands. It was hoped that the desired lands could be acquired by trading federal lands for the privately owned lands.

    Arguing that the Big Thicket was a unique botanical region, the BTA and their supporters convinced President Gerald Ford to authorize an 84,acre Big Thicket National Preserve in Saving the Big Thicket is a classic account of the region's history and a play-by-play narrative of the prolonged fight for the Big Thicket Preserve.5/5(1). Along with Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, which was established in the same year, it became the first of national preserves within the U.S. National Park Service. In , Big Thicket National Preserve was recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO as part of its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program to promote sustainable development.

    report on economic benefits for Big Thicket National Preserve. Data show that , visited the Preserve that year and spent $ million in communities sur-rounding the park, supporting jobs in the local area. Supt. Doug Neighbor noted that in addition to local visitors, others come from all over the U.S. as well as international visitors. When I joined the Board of Directors in , nearly 30 years after the establishment of the Big Thicket National Preserve, it was known as “best kept secret in Texas.” When I took office in , Executive Director Bruce Walker and I determined our focus would be on promotion of the Big Thicket National Preserve.


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Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Download PDF EPUB FB2

This Act may be referred to as the “Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act of ”. SEC. ADDITIONS TO THE BIG THICKET NATIONAL PRESERVE. (a) ADDITIONS.—Subsection (b) of the first section of the Act entitled “An Act to authorize the establishment of the Big Thicket National Preserve in the State of Texas, and for other purposes”.

Big Thicket National Preserve [Parent, Laurence] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Big Thicket National Preserve. The book discusses three main themes – the human history of the Big Thicket region, and attempts to preserve it; the biological diversity of the region; and a guide for visitors.

The tourist guide toward the end is the most dated, since some units have had trails and other developments added since /5(2). A bill to increase the size of the Big Thicket National Preserve in the State of Texas by adding the Village Creek Corridor Unit, the Big Sandy Corridor unit, and the Canyonlands Unit.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. The Big Thicket National Preserve bookstore, located in the visitor center, carries a wide selection of publications, DVDs, souvenirs, and Junior Ranger items. These items are made available through the Western National Parks Association, a non-profit cooperating association based in Arizona.

Oct 7, H.R. (nd). An act to modify the boundaries of the Big Thicket National Preserve in the State of Texas by adding the Village Creek Corridor unit, the Big Sandy Corridor unit, and the Canyonlands unit. Ina database of bills in the U.S.

Congress. To increase the size of the Big Thicket National Preserve in the State of Texas by adding the Village Creek Corridor unit, the Big Sandy Corridor unit, the Canyonlands unit, the Sabine River Blue Elbow unit, and addition to the Lower Neches Corridor unit.

Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act of - Expands the boundaries of the Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas, through the addition of specified lands in Hardin, Polk, and Tyler Counties, Texas.

Requires the Secretaries of Agriculture and of the Interior to exchange commercial timberlands within and in the vicinity of the Preserve. Life of all types abounds in the Big Thicket. This national preserve protects the incredible diversity of life found where multiple habitats converge in southeast Texas.

Hiking trails and waterways meander through nine different ecosystems, from longleaf pine forests to cypress-lined bayous. It is a place of discovery, a place to wander and explore, a place to marvel at the richness of.

Big Thicket is especially imortant for Neotropical migrants, which travel every in spring from Central and South America to nest in forests in North America. National Park Service staff periodically conduct surveys for breeding birds in the preserve. When a bill creating the Big Thicket National Preserve was signed into law, it climaxed more than half a century of environmental debate, planning and destruction.

The preserve opened new vistas for recreation. In this revised and updated version, Gunter not only describes the history and rich diversity of the region saved from the bulldozers of real estate developers and lumber companies, but. Students can exchange these vouchers for plastic entrance passes at many federal areas, including Big Thicket National Preserve.

As an educator, you can also go to Every Kid Outdoors and print vouchers to give to your fourth grade students in combination with a field trip to the preserve.

Contact Park Ranger Mary Kay Manning at () Later individuals continued the fight, and inthe United States Congress authorized the Big Thicket National Preserve. The preserve, with itsacres in nine land units and six water corridors, now protects the remnants of a biological crossroads that once covered more than three million s: 1.

The Big Thicket and its National Preserve contain plants and animals from deserts and swamps and ecosystems in between, all together in one amazing biological crossroad. The fifteen tours included with maps will take you through them s: 7. Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act of Pub.July 1,Stat.

Short title, see 16 U.S.C. note. The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites you to explore the thicket by taking for the first bill, and six years for the addition act” that passed in The political ramrod of the issue was Texas 2nd Congressional District Rep. Charlie Wilson, a flamboyant and effective promoter.

Get this from a library. Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act: report (to accompany H.R. [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.]. Preserve’s Addition Act, as well as for Preserve operation. He secured appropriations for the Visitor Center construction and exhibits, and he encouraged the Texas Legislature to designate US 69/ as the Big Thicket National Preserve Parkway.

We are indebted to him for his allegiance to BTA and the Preserve. The Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center and Headquarters complex remain closed to the public. The issuance of all back-country camping, trapping, and. Get this from a library. Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act of report (to accompany S.

80). [United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.]. Get this from a library! Big Thicket National Preserve Addition Act of report (to accompany H.R.

) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.].Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.

Learn more. See all 2 images. A Summary of Biological Inventory Data Collected at Big Thicket National Preserve: Vertebrate and Vascular Plant Inventories Paperback – Septem Author: National Park Service.§ Big Thicket National Preserve (a) Establishment.

In order to assure the preservation, conservation, and protection of the natural, scenic, and recreational values of a significant portion of the Big Thicket area in the State of Texas and to provide for the enhancement and public enjoyment thereof, the Big Thicket National Preserve is hereby established.