Delta National Forest

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Delta National Forest
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Map showing the location of Delta National Forest
Map showing the location of Delta National Forest
Location Mississippi, United States
Nearest city Vicksburg, MS
Coordinates 32°46′N 90°47′W / 32.767°N 90.783°W / 32.767; -90.783
Latitude and Longitude:

32°46′N 90°47′W / 32.767°N 90.783°W / 32.767; -90.783
Area60,898 acres (246.45 km2) [1]
EstablishedJanuary 12, 1961 [2]
Governing body U.S. Forest Service
Website National Forests in Mississippi

Delta National Forest is a U.S. National Forest in western Mississippi, located in Sharkey County, and has an area of 60,898 acres (246.4 km2). Delta is operated as the Sunflower Wildlife Management Area. 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. [3]

Sunflower Wildlife Management Area

Under a Memorandum of Understanding between the US forest Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Delta National Forest is operated as the Sunflower Wildlife Management Area. [4]

References

  1. ^ "Land Areas of the National Forest System" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. January 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  2. ^ "The National Forests of the United States" (PDF). ForestHistory.org. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Green Ash-Overcup Oak-Sweetgum Research Natural Areas". National Park Service. February 5, 2004. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
  4. ^ "Delta WMA". USDA. Retrieved 2019-07-28.

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