Big Thicket Association

Programs and Projects

2019 Science Conference

The 7th Big Thicket Science Conference will be rescheduled to the spring of 2020. Due to the current government shutdown, many of our participating governmental agencies are currently on furlough for an indefinite period of time. For many federal employees, receiving travel approvals and agency support, after the furloughs, will be restrictive. Thank you for your interest in the West Gulf Coastal Plain & Big Thicket Science Conference. We hope to see you at there in 2020.

Reschedued for 2020

Neches River Adventures

The Big Thicket Association operates the "Ivory Bill", a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

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Thicket of Diversity

ALERT: The Field Research Station in Saratoga, TX is closed for all activities during the partial Federal Government shutdown. The Thicket of Diversity project is dedicated to biological field research in the Big Thicket National Preserve, coordinating activities of field biologists doing species inventory and research projects.

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54th Anniversary of the Big Thicket Association

... a Friend of the the Big Thicket National Preserve