BNRP History


BNRP started because…

The Partners formed because of common interests in the Buffalo River. Our purpose is dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo River. The goals of the Partners are to provide volunteer and financial resources to Buffalo National River which will assist with a variety of projects to enhance facilities, improve visitor experiences and preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the Buffalo National River. Additionally, the Partners raise funds for specific projects and programs that assist the National Park Service, provide a variety of volunteer opportunities and promote responsible use of Buffalo National River.


Our Mission…

Our mission is to support the goals and purposes of Buffalo National River. By providing financial resources, advocacy, technical assistance and volunteers to the park, we assist in the purpose to preserve the unique and cultural features, educate visitors, and improve facilities of Buffalo National River.


Our Board…

The Buffalo National River Partners’ Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who love, love, love the Buffalo National River and have dedicated their time and resources to help guide the future of the organization and the assistance we provide to the National Park Service. Our board members are:

Jacque Alexander

Melinda Caldwell

Cindy DeWitt

Erica Engstrom

Guy Lord

Terrie Martindale

Kevin Middleton

Ginger Milan

Rick Milburn

Evelyn Mills

Rachael Moyer

Annette Pettit

Aletha Tetterton

Chris Vail

Mark Foust, National Park Service Liaison

Melissa Trenchik, National Park Service Liaison