Active Trails Grant

Tom KrohnBuffalo National River, NPS News Releases

Buffalo National River Receives 2016 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation For Immediate Release Contacts: Buffalo National River Caven Clark 870/365-2790 caven_clark@nps.gov National Park Foundation Alanna Sobel 202/796-2538 asobel@nationalparks.org WASHINGTON (February 25, 2016) – Buffalo National River is one of 25 national parks selected to receive a 2016 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official … Read More

Buffalo National River Thanks Local Partner Organizations

Tom KrohnNPS News Releases

As Buffalo National River kicks off the National Park Service’s Centennial year we want to acknowledge the support the park has received thus far from our partners within the local community. The Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been instrumental in the kick off of the state wide Centennial Iron Ranger Challenge. Matt Bell, executive director of the Harrison … Read More

Winter newsletter 2015-2016

Jeanne SimpsonNewsletters

Click here to read the winter newsletter. Find out about what we’ve been up to, and what to look forward to: bnrp,news,winter15-16_web

BNR Press Release: River Closure Lifted, Damage Assessment Continues

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

The Buffalo River has receded sufficiently for canoe and kayak use to resume today.  Although a comprehensive damage assessment is still ongoing, all campgrounds with the exception of Tyler Bend and parts of Buffalo Point are open. However, all are still soaked and most have varying amounts of mud, sand, or silt covering former grass surfaces.  Roads throughout the park … Read More

BNRP Hosts Visit by Marshall Islands Students

Robert LambertUncategorized

Twenty-one high school students from the Marshall Islands and four of their teachers from Har-ber school in Springdale toured Boxley Valley at the peak of fall color on October 17th. The visit was arranged by BNRP and the NPS as part of the Active Trails program to use our National Parks to encourage exercise and healthy living. Buffalo National River … Read More

Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours

Tom KrohnBoxley Grist Mill, Buffalo National River, NPS News Releases

The National Park Service, Buffalo National River Partners, and the Gorgas Science Foundation are pleased to announce free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October. These tours will be offered between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and last about 30 minutes.  From 1870 … Read More

Press Release: Prescribed Fires Planned at Buffalo National River

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

Buffalo National River is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations between October 7 and November 31, 2015. Weather conditions permitting, prescribed fires will be completed in the vicinity of Pruitt, the Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area, and Tyler Bend. Fuel reduction, wildlife habitat improvement and ecological restoration are the primary reasons for conducting the prescribed fire operations. “Fire is a … Read More

Fall newsletter 2015

Jeanne SimpsonNewsletters

Click the link to read the summer newsletter. In this issue, read about our annual membership meeting, hikes, floats, library programs and more! Also see upcoming events for future dates.bnrp,news,fall15_web

Volunteers Work to Control Invasive Plant Species

Sybil CraigUncategorized

On Saturday, September 26, seven volunteers arrived at the Parker-Hickman homestead on Erbie Road.  Their mission was to begin clearing Japanese Stilt Grass within the BNR boundaries.  Japanese Stilt Grass is an exceptionally invasive plant species that, when left alone, chokes out beneficial natural plants. Pam Stewart who organized the event reported that there is still plenty of Stilt Grass, … Read More