Named for the legendary pioneer, this National Forest in eastern Texas is comprised of more than 160,000 acres of woodlands, streams, and recreation areas. It also provides habitat for a variety of wildlife including deer, quail, turkey, waterfowl, and the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker.
Davy Crockett National Forest Needs Our Help
Shortleaf pine stands have suffered a 53 percent decline in this range since 1980. And the struggling ecosystem took an additional hit when a tornado ripped through the forest on December 25, 2012. Region-wide efforts are underway to restore the area’s forestland — replanting shortleaf pines to provide critical future foraging and nesting needs for the red-cockaded woodpecker and better habitat for other area wildlife.