Statement from Buffalo National River January 20, 2018–Update, Jan. 23

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!  January 23, 2018 Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the National Park Service will not operate parks (including Buffalo National River) during the shutdown period, and no visitor services will be provided. The NPS will not issue permits, conduct educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways, or provide visitor information. Park … Read More

BNR Press Release–Fire Departments Awarded Grant, December 14, 2017

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Pindall, Gilbert, & St Joe (PG&S) Volunteer Fire Department Receives NPS Grant Harrison, AR: PG&S Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a $5,000 National Park Service Rural Fire Assistance Program grant from Buffalo National River.  “This grant will be used to purchase much needed firefighting equipment and personal protective gear,” stated Buffalo National River Deputy Superintendent Laura Miller when presenting … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release, Boxley Fire Update, December 11

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BoxleyWildfire Update Around midday on Sunday (12/10) two separate fires were reported along Arkansas Highway 21 on the north side of Boxley Valley involving a combination of private and national park lands. The Whitley and Edgeman fires have coalesced into one fire now and continue to burn within the containment zone while firefighters work to reinforce that zone with hand-lines … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release, Wildfires in Boxley Valley, December 11

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Two Wildfires Burning Near Boxley Valley Harrison, AR: Around midday on Sunday (12/10) two separate fires were reported along Arkansas Highway 21 on the north side of Boxley Valley, involving a combination of private and national park lands. The Whitley Fire is currently estimated at 50 acres and the Edgeman Fire is estimated to be 15 acres. Crews from Buffalo National River’s … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release, December 4, Superintendent Retires

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Harrison, AR: Buffalo National River Superintendent Kevin Cheri, is being recognized for exceptional leadership in the National Park Service and will be presented with the Regional Director’s Award for Outstanding Service. Throughout his 43 years of service, Kevin has strengthened resource stewardship by advancing employee development, community engagement, diversity, and inclusion in parks. Please join us in thanking Kevin for … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release–Fire Restrictions, November 30, 2017

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Fire Restrictions for Buffalo National River Harrison, AR: Due to the extreme dry weather event and in concert with county burn bans, Buffalo National River is issuing restrictions on the use of fires and smoking within the park.  The restrictions go into effect immediately (11/30/17) and will remain in effect until weather conditions permit a return to normal recreational activities. … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release–November 15, 2017

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Compton Volunteer Fire Department Receives NPS Grant Harrison, AR: Compton Volunteer Fire Department received a $5,000 National Park Service Rural Fire Assistance Program grant from Buffalo National River at a ceremony at Compton on Monday, November 13th. “This grant will be used to purchase much needed firefighting equipment and personal protective gear” stated Buffalo National River Deputy Superintendent, Laura Miller … Read More

Buffalo National River Press Release–Preservation of Erbie Church, 10/23/2017

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Buffalo National River Completes Historic Preservation Project on Erbie Church Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – At the heart of the Erbie Historic District of Buffalo National River is the Erbie Community Church, erected circa 1900. This rural church is located approximately 7 miles west of Scenic Highway 7 on Newton County Road 2500, just north of the Buffalo River ford. … Read More

Buffalo National River Opens Boxley Mill–Weekends in October, First Weekend in November

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Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – Buffalo National River staff and volunteers invite the public to Boxley Valley Historic District for weekend programming this fall. From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday in October and the first weekend in November, visitors can step back in time and tour the historic Boxley Grist Mill, located just off of Highway … Read More