National Wildlife Refuges in Arkansas


Young white egrets
Young white egrets

As usual, the National Wildlife Refuges in Arkansas revolve almost entirely around preserving and protecting valuable wetland resources for native wildlife and migratory birds. The only exception is the Logan Cave NWR: managed to protect a unique, Ozark Mountain limestone cave ecosystem of endangered cave-dwelling species. For example, the Ozark cave crayfish is known to inhabit Logan Cave and only one other site on the planet. Also living on this property are the endangered gray bat and the threatened Ozark cavefish.

 
Locations of the National Wildlife Refuges in Arkansas
Photo of the white egrets courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service
Photo of Buck Lake courtesy of Richard Hines, US Fish & Wildlife Service
Map courtesy of Cartesia MapArt US Terrain