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Buffalo National River now accepting proposals from canoe/kayak rental companies with shuttle services

The National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals to provide canoe rentals and transportation (shuttle) services to visitors at Buffalo National River. The NPS intends to award twelve (12) concession contracts. The new contracts will be for a term of ten (10) years. Interested parties can find the prospectus at Prospectus Releases -…

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Concern over possible Buffalo National River redesignation draws huge crowd to small Arkansas town

A sign on the way into this Newton County town states its population is 547. On Thursday evening, more than twice that number, upwards of 1,185 people, squeezed into the cafeteria at the local high school. The original 400 chairs had been supplemented by another 273 that students toted in from every classroom on campus…

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Buffalo National River contributes to record economic output of the National Park Service

The National Park Service report, 2022 National Park Visitor Spending Effects, has found that Buffalo National River contributed over $78.4 million dollars in economic output in 2022. The annual peer-reviewed report shows that the 1.3 million visitors to Buffalo National River in 2022 contributed over $64.9 million in spending to local gateway regions. This supported…

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Buffalo River Conservation Committee to meet this morning via Zoom

The Buffalo River Conservation Committee will meet on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom only. The committee plans on discussing cost-share programs for agriculture, unpaved roads, water and wastewater system infrastructure, tourism and its impacts. The agenda is posted below. For information regarding the meeting, please contact Autumn Causey at 501-225-1598 or [email protected]

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Buffalo National River reviews plans for improvements to Cave Mountain Road

f The National Park Service has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) after completing an Environmental Assessment (EA) of proposed county and state led efforts to reconstruct and repave the 1.8-mile section of Cave Mountain Road (Newton County Road 9560) that crosses Buffalo National River’s park boundaries. The National Park Service approves the implementation of…

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“Art in the Park” weekend a success at Buffalo National River

Last weekend, Buffalo National River worked closely with volunteers and partner organizations to host a series of events exploring artistic endeavors inspired by the park and its 50th anniversary. Over 1,700 people participated in the events that took place throughout the river. These events included original story recitals at Buffalo Point, short-film debuts at the…

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