Exploring Arkansas June 2012
Boston Mountains Scenic Loop, Unique Arkansas Salamanders, UCA Nature Reserve
A combination of the old and new-the Boston Mountains Scenic Loop is Highway 71 and Interstate 540 which connect Alma and Fayetteville traversing some of the highest plateaus in the Ozarks. Two species of woodland salamanders make their home in the Ouachita Mountain range of Arkansas and are found nowhere else on earth. The Jewel Moore Nature Reserve on the UCA campus in Conway provides a 19 acre outdoor classroom for thousands of students both on and off campus.