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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.

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From Clarendon take U.S.. 79 east about five miles to AR Hwy. 17. Travel south on AR Hwy. 17 approximately six miles to AR Hwy 86. Go east for three miles., Clarendon, Arkansas