Kingsland Prairie Natural Area

Kingsland Prairie Natural Area

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Kingsland Prairie Natural Area Info

 County: Cleveland
 Division: Coastal Plain
 Acres: 399
 Year Added: 2009

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Kingsland Prairie Natural Area, located in the Coastal Plain, consists of a mosaic of salt slicks, saline barrens, mound woodlands, pine savanna, and bottomland hardwood forest communities. Soils at the site, containing high amounts of sodium and magnesium salts, account for the sparse and irregular distribution of trees and the resultant dominance of grasses and other herbaceous vegetation in the barrens and associated woodlands. The unique soils and sparse tree cover create ideal habitat for a number of rare herbaceous plant species including the federally threatened species Geocarpon minimum. Numerous shallow, seasonally-wet depressions in the barrens also provide for a rich diversity of plant species. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) owns property contiguous with the natural area.

Directions

From Kingsland, travel northeast approximately 2.6 miles on State Highway 79. Turn right (southeast) onto Prairie Road and travel 1.2 miles to the "Y" in the road. Park along roadside. (Directions via Google)

Hunting

Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Kingsland Prairie Natural Area WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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