Kisatchie National Forest Quarter
Kisatchie National Forest of Louisiana will be the second national site honored in 2015 by the US Mint when it releases the 2015 Kisatchie National Forest Quarter. This strike will also mark the 27th quarter released over all as part of the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program, which is scheduled to run from 2010 to 2021.
The final design for the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter is not known yet. It should be released sometime in late 2014 after several organizations have provided input on design candidates presented to them for the strike from the US Mint. This input will then be forwarded to the Treasury Secretary who will make the final decision.
The same design used on the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter will also be used on a series of five ounce silver coins, also issued by the Mint. In fact, the entire series of quarter dollar images will be struck on separate five ounce coins as part of the Mint’s America the Beautiful Silver Bullion Coin series.
Before the Kisatchie National Forest Quarter is released in 2015, the US Mint will issue the Homestead National Monument quarter. Following the Kisatchie quarter will be three more quarters honoring the Blue Ridge Parkway, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge and Saratoga National Historical Park.
Kisatchie National Forest information
Kisatchie National Forest is located in Louisiana and consists of over 604,000 acres of forested area. This national forest contains bayous, bald cypress groves, and other growths, all located in seven different parishes in the state.
Tourists can participate in a number of activities such as boating, fishing, horseback riding, camping and many more when visiting Kisatchie. There are also a number of recreational sites with over 100 miles of trail for visitors.
Kisatchie National Forest was designated in 1930, in an effort to protect the natural resources in the area.