Most are remote blocks of mature oak-hickory forest on the southwest edge of the Ozark Plateau bordering the Boston Mountains
. They are underlain by Boone chert, a geological formation of alternating limestone and flint layers eroded to form steep hills, incised valleys, and prominent bluffs.
I'm confident that, overall, the proportion of remaining old-growth is similar to what we've documented in the Boston Mountains."
"Based on these figures, there are more than 70 square miles of existing old-growth forest just in the Boston Mountain portion of the Ozarks," Stahle says.
Gary Williams, the Boston Mountains district ranger for the U.S.
Forest Service in Ozark, said usage fees are collected for five recreation areas in the Boston Mountains ranger district: White Rock, Lake Wedington, Shores Lake, Natural Dam and Mill Creek.
Now, 47 others have the same designation from Fort Smith through the six main cities just up the Boston Mountains
-- Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Bella Vista and Siloam Springs.
Commissioners envision a multipurpose "town hall" with glass walls and observation decks on top of a one- or two-level parking garage, to take advantage of the view of the Boston Mountains
to the south.
As Fort Smith Rehabilitation continues to grow, it must do so with one eye peering over the Boston Mountains
Originating in the Boston Mountains
, rile river flows past sky-high bluffs, caves, waterfalls and canyons.
Nestled in the Boston Mountains
of north-central Arkansas is the upper Little Red River.
While these diverse forests are primarily found in the Appalachian Highlands, forests of strikingly similar character have been noted as occurring in protected slopes and coves within the Boston Mountains
. Factors including extensive logging during the past 150 years, as well as a limited ecological knowledge base, suggest that an investigation into the character of the area's natural vegetation may prove important to future research of the Boston Mountains
This region is located on a unique plateau and Boston mountain
range overlooking the deep and wide Arkansas River valley to the south and the great Ouachita ("washita") mountain range beyond.