The National Park Service turned 100 last year and with over 400 park units across the country that is something to be proud of! It is challenging and yet very fulfilling to grow as an agency. The National Park Service had a wonderful time celebrating the centennial in 2016 and now we must consider how we want to spend our next 100 years to as we plan for the future.
Here at Buffalo National River we face our own set of uniques challenges and circumstances. As we look forward we will undoubtedly be facing new hurdles. As a park we need to plan for the logistics related to increased visitation, provide recreational opportunities for people of varying backgrounds and abilities, all while protecting this very resource that so many of us have come to love. We want to see our parks remain relevant to future generations, we want to build new relationships with the local communities, and strengthen those existing partnerships that already exist.
Please click on the link below to learn more about the planning effort in Boxley Valley and how you can become involved.
Boxley Valley Comprehensive Area Plan
From the Superintendent