Nour Meselhy 3rd period Ms.Toney BigThicketNationalPreserve
Historical Background/ Information about the region
The Big Thicket: 40 years after the Biological Survey, the U.S. Congress passed legislation that created Big Thicket National Preserve. The legislation was signed by President Gerald Ford in October 1974, establishing the first national preserve in the National Park System. In 1993, legislation was passed to expand the Preserve to incorporate creek corridors and additional land areas. Today, the National Park Service manages over 105,684 acres of public lands, more or less, in what was the original Big Thicket surveyed by Parks and Cory(built by Caddo Indians).
Sight Seeing/ Flora and Fauna (Plants and Animals)
The average annual rainfall is fairly uniformly distributed throughout the year, and humidity and temperatures are typically high. Elevations range from 200 to a little over 500 feet above sea level. Seasonal flooding of rivers and streams shape bottomlands and affect the number and types of plants found in these areas.
Regional average rainfall: 40-52 in./yr.
Regional average net evaporation rate: 16-32 inches.
On average, there are 215 sunny days per year in the Piney Woods.
The average high and low