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Within the System of Natural Areas are sites that represent some of the best, and last, remaining examples of the state’s original natural landscape. Natural areas are special places that protect rare natural communities and provide vital habitat for a host of plant and animal species, some of which are considered to be rare, threatened, or endangered. Locate one of our 79 natural areas below.


Terre Noire Natural Area

Terre Noire Natural Area
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Coastal Plain
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Terre Noire Natural Area WMA
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Terre Noire Natural Area, located in the Coastal Plain, is one of the highest-quality blackland prairies and woodland complexes remaining in the state. The site is a mosaic of native herbaceous and woody vegetation that includes high-quality prairie as well as prairie in various stages of restoration. It also includes wooded areas that illustrate the forest and woodland matrix within which the prairie openings existed in southwestern Arkansas. The site is home to a number of rare plant and animal species. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) shares ownership on portions of the area.


From Arkadelphia, travel west 4.8 miles on state Highway 26/51. At split, travel south on state Highway 51 for 0.5 mile to natural area on left (south) side of road.


Specific types of hunting are allowed on this natural area. For details, see the Terre Noire Natural Area WMA listing in the current Arkansas Hunting Guidebook. Take all necessary safety precautions when visiting this area.

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