BNR Press Release: Severe Flood Damage in Erbie Area of Buffalo National River

Robert LambertNPS News Releases

With the receding waters following last week’s rains National Park Service staff conducted evaluations of all roads and water crossings of the Buffalo River and its tributaries in the Erbie/Compton area. The Compton-Erbie Road (Newton County Road 19) from the Hideout Hollow Trailhead to the first water crossings is rated impassible. Access to the Erbie Horsecamp and Erbie Church is … Read More

BNR Press Release: Buffalo National River Creates $65 Million in Economic Benefits

Robert LambertNPS News Releases

Harrison, AR– A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,357,057 visitors to Buffalo National River [Arkansas] in 2014, spent $56.6 million in gateway communities surrounding the park. Visitors’ spending supported 890 jobs while adding a cumulative monetary benefit of $65.1 million to the local economy. “Buffalo National River welcomes visitors from across the region, across the country, and … Read More

High Rains Cause Problems at Buffalo River Crossings–BNR Press Release

Sybil CraigNPS News Releases

For Immediate Release   Contact: Caven Clark, Public Information Officer Phone: 870-365-2790 All river crossings in the Erbie area of Buffalo National River have been severely damaged by recent flooding. An assessment yesterday reports that the crossings at Cecil Creek, Buffalo River, and Webb Branch are impassable and should not be attempted. As of yesterday, these concrete low water crossings remained underwater … Read More

BNRP Sponsors Float from Pruitt to Hasty

Sybil CraigPhotos

Who could have asked for a more perfect day for floating than on May 2 when 26 BNRP members and Jasper School District students and their sponsors met at Pruitt to float to Hasty. The sun was shining brightly, little wind and the Buffalo was running pretty fast. This float was part of the “Explore for Health” Active Trails initiative … Read More

CAFO Controversy – Late April Update

Jack and Pam StewartBuffalo National River Alliance

Scroll down to read about 1. A Permit Modification Request 2. Extension of Moratorium on Hog CAFOs (Confined Animal Feeding Operation) in the Buffalo River watershed. 3. How $740,000 of your money is being spent. 4. A commemoration and float trip to honor a champion of the Buffalo National River 1. C & H Hog CAFO Permit Modification Request Owners of … Read More

3rd Annual Historic Cemetery Stroll a Success (As They Always Are)!

Sybil CraigPhotos

  The afternoon of April 12 was bright and warm when approximately 37 people arrived at Elmwood Cemetery for the 3rd Annual Historic Ozark Cemetery Stroll led by author and researcher Abby Burnett.  Many in the group were repeat “strollers” while there were about 1/3 of the group as new “strollers.”  At Elmwood, Abby gave a brief overview of the … Read More

BNRP Hosts Trail Builders Dinner

Sybil CraigPhotos

Each year Ken Smith brings in students from various colleges and universities to help him build hiking trails along the Buffalo National River. As most of you are aware, Ken has been building trails since the 1980s with help from local volunteers as well as hiking clubs and other conservation groups from different colleges all over the U.S. His main … Read More