John Henry Kirby Memorial State Forest – Warren TX

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The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) completed reforestation and improvement work at the John Henry Kirby Memorial State Forest. The work included tree planting and timber stand improvement—a forest management method that supports tree growth. The CCC also built a residence, park roads and bridges, fire breaks, and a fire lookout tower.

The John Henry Kirby Memorial State Forest was founded in 1929, when lumber baron John Henry Kirby donated 639 acres of land to the Texas Forest Service. When the land was deeded to the State of Texas, the forest on the property had been cut off. The CCC’s work sought to remedy the impact of intensive logging on the site.

 

Source notes

Texas A&M Forest Service: (http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/john-henry-kirby-memorial-state-forest/), accessed March 4, 2018.

Project originally submitted by Larry Moore on March 4, 2018.

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Location Info


2405 Co Rd 1550
Warren, TX 77664

Coordinates: 30.581739, -94.40314799999999

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