Talladega National Forest
The Talladega National Forest covers parts of eleven counties in Alabama. In descending order of forest land area they are Cleburne, Clay, Bibb, Talladega, Perry, Hale, Calhoun, Chilton, Tuscaloosa, Cherokee, and Dallas counties.
It is physically separated into two areas:
- The tiny 7,400 acre (30 km2) Cheaha Wilderness preserves a portion of this natural wealth on Talladega Mountain.
- The forest’s second wilderness area, the Dugger Mountain Wilderness protects the area around Alabama’s second-highest mountain peak.
The forest is divided into three Ranger Districts:
- Oakmulgee District lies in the central part of the state, east of Tuscaloosa in Hale, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Chilton, and Dallas Counties. It consists of level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains. The ranger station is located in Brent. This district lies within the Southeastern mixed forests ecoregion and supports mixed forests of pine and oak.
- The Shoal Creek and
- Talladega Districts are located in the northeastern part of the state in Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega and Clay Counties. They consist of upland hills and low mountains with predominantly moderately steep slopes. The Shoal Creek ranger station is located in Heflin and the Talladega ranger station in its namesake city of Talladega.
Source: Wikipedia contributors, “Talladega National Forest,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
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