About the Area

About the Area

The National Forests in Alabama include approximately 667,000 acres of National Forest System land in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, Piedmont and Coastal Plain areas of the state.  There are four national forests divided into six ranger districts.

A portion of the National Forests in Alabama, specifically the Talladega Division, is part of the Southern Appalachian ecosystem,  The remainder of the National Forests in Alabama is within the Cumberland Plateau and Coastal Plain eco regions.

The Bankhead National Forest is located in the northwestern part of the state in Lawrence, Winston and Franklin Counties.  Topography of the Bankhead National Forest is moderate to strongly dissected with broad nearly level and narrow strongly sloping ridges leading into steep gorges with rock bluffs.

Conecuh National Forest is located in the southern part of the state along the Alabama/Florida line in Covington and Escambia Counties.  Topography of Conecuh National Forest is level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

The Talladega National Forest is divided into three Ranger Districts:  Oakmulgee District lies in the central part of the state, south of Tuscaloosa County in Hale, Tuscaloosa, Bibb, Perry, Chilton and Dallas Counties.  The Shoal Creek and Talladega Districts are located in the northeastern part of the state in Cherokee, Calhoun, Cleburne, Talladega and Clay Counties.  The Talladega and Shoal Creek Divisions of Talladega National Forest topography is comprised of upland hills and low mountains with predominantly moderately steep slopes.  Oakmulgee Division of Talladega National Forest consists of level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.

Tuskegee National Forest lies in the east central part of the state west of Auburn, in Macon County. Tuskegee National Forest topography is level to moderately sloping, broad ridges with stream terraces and broad floodplains.





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