Rick Evans Grandview
Prairie is comprised of around 5,000 acres of Blackland Prairie. The location
represents the most significant example of blackland prairie in Arkansas. The
land is made up of open prairie, woodlands, savanna, and non-native grasslands. The diversity of habitat accounts for a variety of animals year-round such as
songbirds, deer, butterflies, small mammals and reptiles.
The prairie is
located in Hempstead County in Southwest Arkansas off Highway 73 near Columbus.
Native Americans once inhabited the area and findings support the existence of
the Caddo on the site. Currently, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission owns
Grandview Prairie and is operating a Conservation Education Center and Wildlife
Management Area on the grounds.