Pine City Natural Area
This 160-acre area represents an opportunity to preserve habitat for an isolated population of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker. This population appears to have survived for many years in fragmented habitat such as red-cockaded woodpeckers elsewhere seldom occupy. Southern Monroe County's red-cockaded woodpeckers are the only known representatives of the species in Arkansas' Mississippi Alluvial Plain. The area also contains the "Lost Pine of Arkansas," an extensive natural stand of loblolly pines that are an isolated or "lost" population within the Alluvial Plain. As a result, they have become genetically distinct from loblolly pines found elsewhere in the United States.