Conecuh National Forest, Alabama

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About Conecuh National Forest:

The National Forests in Alabama comprised of four national forests are part of the USDA Forest Service 191 national forests, national grasslands, and land utilization projects totaling 191 million acres in 44 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Forest Service is an agency within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). We manage the national forests for multiple use, including recreation, timber, wildlife and fish, water and soil, wilderness and range. Our forests are "working" forests. The main focus of the Forest Service is the protection and conservation of natural resources on pubic lands.

Your National Forests in Alabama encompass approximately 667,000 acres of public land stretching across 17 counties.  These national forests dating back to the early 1900's are administered by a forest supervisor and six district rangers.  The forests are managed for multiple use and are home to about 900 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fishes. The four national forests offer a diverse landscape and a variety of recreational experiences throughout the year.

It may be in developed recreation areas for picnicking, camping, swimming, fi

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About Conecuh National Forest:
The Conecuh National Forest in southern Alabama covers 83,000 acres (340 kmē), along the Alabama - Florida line in Covington and Escambia counties. Topography is level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains. The Conecuh Trail winds 20 miles (30 km) through Alabama's coastal plain. The trail was built by the Youth Conservation Corps. Each year, beginning in 1976, the young people of the Corps extend the trail through park-like longleaf pine stands, hardwood bottomlands, and other plant communities of the Conecuh National Forest. The name Conecuh is believed to be of Muskogee origin. It means "land of cane," which is appropriate because the trail runs through canebrakes in several sections. Situated just above the Florida panhandle, the forest has a distinct southern flavor of mist-laden hardwood swamps, pitcher plant bogs, and southern coastal plain pine forest. These hilly coastal plains are also home to longleaf pine, upland scrub oak,
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N 32°22.04118'

W 86°16.14912'

Visit the Conecuh National Forest and you're sure to find your place at Open Pond Recreation Area. The newly renovated recreation area is es...

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Posted By: AdventureDrop

N 32°22.04118'

W 86°16.14912'

Conecuh Trail. The name Conecuh is believed to be of Muskogee Indian origin. It means "land of cane," which is appropriate since the trail r...

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