Researchers Introduce Macrosystems Approach to Study Stream Ecology | freshare.netSnack Attack: Bears Munch on Ants and Help Plants Grow | freshare.netHumanity Has Exceeded 4 of 9 ‘Planetary Boundaries’ | freshare.netRainfall Can Release Aerosols | freshare.netEmerald Ash Borer Confirmed as Threat to White Fringetree | freshare.netNew Contaminants Found in Oil and Gas Wastewater | freshare.netMDC to Match $1.3 Million to Help Landowners with Habitat Conservation | freshare.netHunting Bats Rely on ‘Bag of Chips Effect’ | freshare.netHumans, Sparrows Make Sense of Sounds in Similar Ways | freshare.netMDC Talks Winter Turtle Power | freshare.netAlgae Blooms Create Their Own Favorable Conditions, New Study Finds | freshare.netBig River, Big Data | freshare.netMapping Snake Venom Variety Reveals Unexpected Evolutionary Pattern | freshare.netBreathing Diesel Exhaust Leads to Changes ‘Deep Under the Hood’ | freshare.netAre Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas? | freshare.net2014 in Missouri Conservation News | freshare.netHoliday Closures on the Buffalo | freshare.netForget Myth: Poinsettias are Not Poisonous to Humans, Pets | freshare.netSensing Distant Tornadoes, Birds Flew the Coop | freshare.netBuffalo National River Deputy Superintendent | freshare.netSpider’s Web Weaves Way to Advanced Networks and Displays | freshare.netFight Litter Through Annual “No More Trash!” Contest | freshare.netCitizen Science Spurs Increased Support For Conservation | freshare.netHow to Help Winter Wildlife | freshare.netFungus-Growing Ants Selectively Cultivate Their Crops | freshare.netEat More Carp | freshare.netFirst Time Hickory Nut Pie | freshare.netOrganic Mulch Lets Insect Pollinators Do Their Job | freshare.netKeep Your Plants from Freezing this Winter | freshare.netUsing and Planting a Living Christmas Tree Adds Appeal to Home Landscape and Memories of the Season | freshare.netTool Maintenance Now Saves Time in the Spring | freshare.netNumber of Missouri Christmas Tree Farms in Decline | freshare.netMotorists: Be on the Lookout for Deer on Highways | freshare.netGroundwater Patches Play Important Role in Forest Health, Water Quality | freshare.netHome in the Business Park | freshare.netNational Water-Use at Lowest Levels Since Before 1970 | freshare.netLittle Evidence Conservation Organizations Respond to Economic Signals | freshare.netProtect Bulbs From Pesky Critters | freshare.netMDC Stocks Rainbow Trout at Mid-Missouri Lakes for Winter Fishing | freshare.netPharmaceuticals and the Water-Fish-Osprey Food Web | freshare.netBackpack Physics: Smaller Hikers Carry Heavier Loads | freshare.netWhy Plants Don’t Get a Sunburn | freshare.netNestling Birds Struggle in Noisy Environments | freshare.netMinimal Risk of Encountering Stinging Caterpillars in Missouri | freshare.netNew Tracers Can Identify Frack Fluids in the Environment | freshare.netPersimmon Seeds Predict Ozarks’ Winter Weather | freshare.netAs Weather Cools, Trout Fishing Action Heats Up | freshare.netU.S. Forest Service Releases 2015 Dates for Fee-free Days | freshare.netOK Dept. of Wildlife Internships | freshare.netSpring River Dam Repairs Completed | freshare.netThe Glade as an Ozarks Treasure | freshare.netSmall Spills at Gas Stations Could Cause Significant Health Risks Over Time | freshare.netReport Assesses Health of the Nation’s Birds | freshare.netImportation of Firewood Banned on Arkansas’s WMAs and NWRs | freshare.netRivers Recover Natural Conditions Quickly Following Dam Removal | freshare.netSearch for Missing Hiker Successful | freshare.net2015 Natural Events Calendar on Sale | freshare.netErbie Campground Open | freshare.netGenetic Secrets of the Monarch Butterfly | freshare.netThe Cultural Side of Science Communication | freshare.netNanoparticles Accumulate Quickly in Wetland Sediment | freshare.netWind Turbine or Tree? 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Exploring the Ozarks Outdoors:

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Fall Fishing on the Ouachita River Though fishing in Arkansas is available year-round, fall is a beautiful time to cast a line and enjoy the favorable temperatures and colorful fall foliage of the season. The Ouachita River has long been a lure to anglers due to the stream’s prime fishing waters. The river, which runs around… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 10/02/14
2014 Arkansas Fall Color Updates Now Available It’s one of the most eagerly-awaited times of the year in Arkansas: the beginning of fall color reports. You can keep track of the changing of the leaves by visiting the fall page of (  The updates are posted every Thursday afternoon during the season. Be sure and bookmark… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 10/02/14
New Zip Line Adventures in Hot Springs A new aerial attraction has opened at Catherine’s Landing near Hot Springs. A set of zip lines called Adventureworks Hot Springs opened its 12 lines in mid-March. For those unfamiliar with “zipping,” the activity involves soaring through the air by a cable suspended above an incline, to which a pulley… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 04/11/14
Learn About Pysanky Art At Garvan Woodland Gardens This October an ancient and beautiful folk art form from the Ukraine will be on display at Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs. Masters of Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) from as far away as Nova Scotia and Japan will join their American counterparts for Pysanky at the Gardens October 25-28.… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 10/08/13
Eagles Et Cetera at DeGray Lake Resort State Park Bald eagles were once endangered in all of the lower 48 states. But today the raptor, which became the national emblem of the United States in 1782, has come back. Increased awareness, protective legislation and widespread conservation efforts have assisted in the remarkable comeback. DeGray Lake Resort State Park in… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 01/17/13
Stand-up Paddleboarding Comes to Arkansas Encountering a person on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) is still somewhat of a novel sight in the state. As a result, the scene sparks a lot of curiosity. “People will ask, ‘Where did you get that?’ ‘Where can you buy those around here?’ ‘What are you doing?’ All the questions… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 09/11/12
Mena Stages New Cycling Event Mena is the site of a new cycling event: The Wheel A’ Mena. The event is a tour of the Ouachita Mountains via the Talimena Scenic Drive. “The Ouachita Mountains in our area are beautiful and we felt this was a good way for people to see what we have… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 09/06/12
Caddo Bend Trail Reopens with Help of AmeriCorp Teams The Caddo Bend Trail, a popular four mile trail at Lake Ouachita State Park, has reopened. The trail, which is the premier trail at the park, has been closed since last April due to extensive tornado damage.  “Since the closing of the trail, our visitor center staff has been covered… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 03/02/12
Buffalo National River 40th Anniversary Microsite Launched on On March 1, 1972, Arkansas’s Buffalo River was named the first national river in the United States. The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism celebrates this important anniversary with a new interactive section dedicated to the river and its visitors. The new section features an interactive map that shows the… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 03/02/12
Kayak Fishing in Arkansas The fish are always biting somewhere, even in places you can’t reach by boat. But you can reach many of these hard-to-reach waterways by kayak. “Kayak fishing is ready to explode in Arkansas as recreational kayaking has done over the past five years,” said Don Jackson, an avid fisherman and… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 01/27/12
New Paddling Routes Added to Arkansas Water Trails The aim of Arkansas Water Trails, a program initiated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC), is to highlight Arkansas as prime paddling territory. The project is at the forefront of creating a system of water trails throughout the state. So what exactly is a water trail? “A lot… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 07/14/11
Lake Ouachita Vista Trail Adds More Miles A new leg of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail, or as it is affectionately known by its acronym- the LOViT- is now open. The trail is being created with a specific goal in mind: as a means for people to enjoy the beauty of Lake Ouachita without being in or… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 04/08/10
New Arkansas Water Trails Program Creates Statewide System of Canoe Trails Though Arkansas is overflowing with water trails for canoeists and kayakers to explore, chances are most people only know about rivers such as the Buffalo, the Cossatot, or the Mulberry. Arkansas Water Trails is aiming to change this scenario. The new program, initiated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 09/28/09
Arkansas Gaining Momentum as Mountain Biking Destination Arkansas is quickly gaining a foothold as one of nation’s premier spots for mountain biking. “I think people don’t realize quite yet the sheer amount of riding in Arkansas,” said Matt McFee, director and lead guide of Hermosa Tours based in Durango, Colorado. “Most people think 20-30 mile “epic” days… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 04/15/09
Arkansas State Parks to Host Adventure Race Series Adventure races have taken place in Arkansas for 11 years, starting with the Ozark Challenge Adventure Race. However, the sport is still somewhat of a mystery to most people. “Arkansas has plenty of great events, but adventure racing doesn’t seem to be as “main stream” as in most states,” said… Zoie Clift, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 03/16/09