Buffalo National River

Courtesy / Buffalo National River Park

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment evaluating the impact of proposed traditional plant gathering on the Buffalo National River by the Cherokee Nation. 

Courtesy / Mike Abb

Tomorrow is Dr. Compton Day in Bentonville, honoring the man who played a central role in saving the Buffalo River. In 1992, Neil Compton talked to us about his book, Battle for the the Buffalo.

C. Littlejohn, National Park Service

The International Dark-Sky Association has designated the Buffalo National River Park an International Dark Sky Park for strategically working to protect the natural nighttime environment. A Star Party will be held June 29 at Tyler Bend Pavilion from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. featuring an educational astronomy program and night sky viewing. Binoculars and telescopes will be provided. Park staff are also hosting weekly night sky programs this summer at Buffalo Point. For details contact the Buffalo Point Ranger Station at 870-449-4311. 

Courtesy / Dustin Lynch

Dr. Dustin Lynch will present a program on Ozark Highland aquatic environments, including the Buffalo River watershed, May 28th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Boone County Public Library, sponsored by Buffalo National River Partners.

Courtesy / M. West/NPS

The National Park Service has purchased a pair of quarter horses to revitalize the Buffalo National River's historic mounted patrol program. Horses are used to keep order in the park as well as on search and rescue missions in wilderness areas.