Tagged: buffalo national river

Fouling a National River Is Bad for Business (Vic Snyder & Ed Bethune Commentary)

by Ed Bethune and Vic Snyder 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Recently, food giant Cargill placed a hog factory in the watershed of America’s first National River. The Buffalo River in the Arkansas Ozarks was deemed to be of such unique ecological value that congressional Republicans and Democrats joined together to preserve it.

Moratorium On Hog Farms in Buffalo River Watershed

by Associated Press 4/29/2014 3:06 pm

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission is to consider changing rules to ban big hog farms in the Buffalo River watershed.

Arkansas National Parks Create $138.9M in Economic Benefit in 2012, Down From 2011

by Lee Hogan 3/5/2014 9:20 pm

A new report by the National Park Service shows more than 2.7 million people spent $138.9 million and supported 2,014 jobs while visiting Arkansas’ national parks in 2012.

Locals on Buffalo River Feel Pinch of Federal Budget Cuts

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/27/2013 12:00 am

Multiple restrooms operated by the National Park Service along the Buffalo have been closed and the closures are presumably related to federal budget cuts.

November is 'Hike The Buffalo Month' in the Scenic Ozark Mountains

by Karen Martin 11/1/2012 6:32 am

Hike the Buffalo Month will feature a different guided hike each Saturday in November. Participation is free.

Caldwell Photography Exhibit On Display at Cantrell Gallery

by Amanda Hoelzeman 10/2/2012 10:00 am

To celebrate the Buffalo National River's 40th anniversary, Cantrell Gallery is hosting an exhibit of Paul Caldwell's photos of the region.

Buffalo River Photography Exhibit on Display at Cantrell Gallery

by Karen Martin 8/23/2012 6:28 am

A Photographic Celebration: The 40th Anniversary of the Buffalo National River by Paul Caldwell is on display at Cantrell Gallery, 8206 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Admission is free. The exhibit and sale continue through Oct. 20.

Discover Arkansas: Find Yourself at Home in The Natural State

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/23/2012 12:00 am

There is a place for everyone in Arkansas, a 176-year-old state with a history and culture as colorful and diverse as its physical landscape. The deep woods of the Ozark Mountains, the wide-open farmlands of the Delta, the slow pace of small-town life or the conveniences and attractions of the big city — Arkansas has it all, including an endless supply of great food, good music, festivals, fishing, hunting, hiking and other recreational activities.

10 Can’t-miss Arkansas Adventures

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/23/2012 12:00 am

No matter where in Arkansas you choose to retire or relocate, there’s a guaranteed adventure around every corner. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 10 of our favorites that run the gamut from quirky to quintessential.

No Rain? No Problem -- You Can Still Paddle the Buffalo National River

by Karen Martin 6/19/2012 7:59 am

Despite recent drought conditions, visitors to Buffalo National River are finding enough water for paddling, particularly in the middle and lower portions.

Buffalo River Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Running Wild, Free and Protected

by Karen Martin 5/21/2012 6:28 am

A celebration at Tyler Bend marks the first of many festivities celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Buffalo, the country's first national river.

Bigfoot Hunters

by Tre Baker 3/28/2012 8:27 am

Yes, you even need a permit to hunt for Sasquatch.

Plan A Weekend Getaway to Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View

by Karen Martin 3/22/2012 6:50 am

Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, a little over two hours from Little Rock, is an accessible weekend getaway that takes visitors back in time. It opens for the season April 3. Want to stay in the park's Ozark Cabins? Better make a reservation now.

Little Rock Family Editor's Excursions: Paddling the Buffalo

by Jennifer Pyron 7/27/2011 12:00 pm

Little Rock Family Editor Jennifer Pyron and her family hit the road for an Arkansas staycation. Day one: Canoes on the Buffalo National River.

Little Rock Family Editor's Excursions: Family Fun in North Arkansas

by Jennifer Pyron 7/27/2011 9:07 am

Little Rock Family Editor Jennifer Pyron and her family hit the road for an Arkansas staycation. Using the 1929 Hotel Seville in Harrison as home base, they intend to explore all north Arkansas has to offer.

Outdoor Excursions in Arkansas

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

Arkansas’s gorgeous scenery has earned the state a well-deserved reputation as an outdoor enthusiast’s Shangri-la. And there’s no wonder why. Home to 600,000 acres of lakes, more than 9,000 miles of streams and rivers, two major mountain ranges and 52 state parks, Arkansas has something for everyone. Whether you seek tranquility, adventure or something in between, you’ll find it all in Arkansas.

Discover Arkansas: The Ozarks

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/11/2011 12:00 am

Photo opportunities abound along Scenic Byway 7, many close to the Buffalo National River near Jasper. Canoe trips are popular down parts of the 150-mile river, and the 95,000 acres of public land surrounding the river offer campgrounds, cabins and other lodging, as well as springs, caves, waterfalls, natural bridges, and walking and hiking trails.

Arkansas Stays Rich in Outdoor Recreation Activities

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/26/2010 12:00 am

Arkansas’s gorgeous scenery has earned the state a well-deserved reputation as an outdoor enthusiast’s Shangri-la. And there’s no wonder why. Home to 600,000 acres of lakes, more than 9,000 miles of crystal-clear streams and rivers, two major mountain ranges and 52 state parks, Arkansas has something for everyone. Whether you seek tranquility, adventure or something in between, you’ll find it all in Arkansas.

Necessary Natural State Adventures

by Amanda Hoelzeman 7/26/2010 12:00 am

As dozens of suggestions poured in, we culled a compilation of activities that ran the gamut from quirky to quintessential. We’re sure there are some life-long Arkansans who haven’t done everything on this list. And too bad for them – just look at what they’re missing.

Picture Arkansas: Tim Ernst's Eye Trained on Nature

by Living in Arkansas Staff 7/26/2010 12:00 am

This is Arkansas. A landscape rich in flora and fauna that is invitingly and vibrantly alive. Every region of the state hosts nature’s bounty throughout the four seasons – flourishing growth and quiet renewal that make Arkansas one of nature’s treasures.