Blackwater River State Forest
Known for its longleaf pine/wiregrass ecosystem, which, in combination with the Conecuh National Forest to the north and Eglin Air Force Base to the south, is the largest contiguous ecological community of this type in the world. This system once covered over 60 million acres in the Southeastern United States coastal plain area. Less than three million of the original acreage now remains. Longleaf pine communities are rich in plant and animal life, including many classified as endangered, threatened or species of special concern.