land conservation

Courtesy / Northwest Arkansas Land Trust

 

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust has purchased a 300-acre parcel called Blackburn Bluffs Preserve, west of the scenic I-49 Bobby Hopper Tunnel. The preserve is adjacent to Rotten Bluff Hollow, a privately owned NWARLT- conserved 725-acre property, which together create a wilderness area through which wildlife can pass safely under the interstate.  The acquisition also anchors ongoing efforts to establish the Boston Mountain Wildlife Corridor, connecting a state park and two national forest sections. 

 

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization providing permanent land protection throughout the region.  Sim Barrow, the Communications and Development Coordinator of the NWA Land Trust, speaks with Pete about the different opportunities for private land conservation and other services they provide in the area.