Kisatchie-National-Forest

Kisatchie National Forest

12 Mar 2019  Tue

Kisatchie National Forest is the only National Forest situated in Louisiana, United States. It is located in the forested piney hills and hardwood bottoms of seven central and northern parishes. This National Forest is divided into five managed units called Ranger Districts that total more than 604,000 acres of public lands.

The most beautiful landscape of this forest is fishing and hunting. Some rare habitats such as hillside seepage bogs and calcareous prairies are also found in this forest. This forest also provides a buffer for Kisatche Hills Wilderness. Kisatchie Hills Wilderness is a nationally designated wilderness area that contributes to protecting biodiversity the coastal plain region of the United States.

The United States of America had issued a commemorative coin with the theme of Kisatchie National Forest in the year 2015. The reverse of this coin depicts wild turkey over bluestem grass with longleaf pine in the background.

Image Courtesy: usmint.gov

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