Forest/Big Thicket

Overview According to Houston Wilderness, the Piney Woods is the southwestern-most remnant of what was once a huge contiguous pine forest that ran from East Texas through the southeast all the way to the Appalachian Mountains. They are some of the wettest areas of the state, with up to 50 inches of rainfall (on average).…

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Galveston Bay

Overview Galveston Bay is the state‚Äôs largest bay. The San Jacinto and Trinity Rivers (in addition to bayous and creeks) drain fresh water, sediments and nutrients into this semi-enclosed system, which mixes with salt water from the Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, and 95% of fish species…

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