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Episode 169: The Buffalo National River Celebrates 50 Years

About This Episode:

What do you do with 95,000 Acres and 135+ miles of a river? You create the Buffalo National River and Park. The first National River in the United States was established in 1972. 

You hear the expression, “Are you going to float the Buffalo?”. You may not fully understand that question for the uninitiated, but for many locals here in Northwest Arkansas, that question takes on a different meaning. 

Most of the Spring is the best time to float the Buffalo but just about any time of year is a great time to visit this majestic area that covers five rural counties and feeds the White River, which ends at the mighty Mississippi.  

We sat down with Terrie Martindale, Board President of the Buffalo National River Partners, and Cassie Branstetter, a U. S. Park Ranger. We discussed the history of the Buffalo National River and the role that the Buffalo National River Partners play as a steward in making sure that the Buffalo National River Park is pristine for all to enjoy.  

All of this and more on this episode of the I am Northwest Arkansas podcast.

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Email Cassie Branstetter

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The Buffalo National River on Twitter

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