Pine City Natural Area

Pine City Natural Area

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Pine City Natural Area Info

 County: Monroe
 Division: Mississippi Alluvial Plain
 Acres: 1043
 Year Added: 1988


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Pine City Natural Area provides vital habitat for the only known population of the federally endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain of Arkansas. The natural area also contains the "Lost Pine of Arkansas." These fairly extensive, high-quality natural stands of loblolly pines are "lost" in the sense that they are an isolated population within the Mississippi Alluvial Plain. As a result, they have become genetically distinct from loblolly pines found elsewhere in the United States. Natural communities present include extensive loblolly pine flatwoods, wet hardwood flatwoods, and saline barrens.

Additional holdings at the natural area consist of former agricultural land that is being restored to loblolly pine-hardwood forest.


From Clarendon, take U.S. Highway 79 east (about 5 miles) to State Highway 17. Travel south on State Highway 17 (approximately 6 miles) to State Highway 86. Go east on State Highway 86 for 3 miles. (Directions via Google)


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

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