Blackwater River State Forest is home to many species on the federally endangered and threatened list.
- 1 Fish
- 5 Amphibians
- 8 Reptiles
- 5 Birds
- 3 Mammals
- 54 Invertebrates
- 19 Plants and Lichens
The Nature Conservancy says of Blackwater River State Park:
“Considered by many as Florida’s premier state forest, Blackwater River State Forest — 209,571 acres and counting — is the bedrock of a conservation complex that hosts an amazing 300 species of birds and 2,500 species of plants. One of the most biologically rich areas in the US, the forest is part of a vital nature corridor that gently rolls from Conecuh National Forest along the Florida-Alabama line to the Gulf of Mexico.”
“The state forest is a significant piece of the largest, continuous longleaf pine/wiregrass forest complex in the world. Once blanketing the entire southeastern United States, only 3 percent of that vast forest survives today. ”
For more: see http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates.