Northwest Arkansas Land Trust

Courtesy / Dane Schumacher

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is calling for public comment on a proposal to remove the term “karst” from its National Handbook of Conservation Practices, regarding sinkholes. Ozarks environmental consultant Dane Schumacher says karst designations are critical to conserving watersheds. The deadline to comment has been extended to Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021.

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The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust was recently awarded a major grant from the Walton Family Foundation to help farmers seeking land and resources to grow fruits and vegetables for local wholesale markets to meet growing demand.

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. 

 

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A 720-acre wilderness encompassing the scenic I-49 Bobby Hopper Tunnel was recently privately purchased for placement under a perpetual conservation easement with Northwest Arkansas Land Trust. We explore the new rugged preserve's many natural features, guided by Marson Nance, Director of Land Protection and Stewardship. 

 

Today Pete talks with Michael Cockram and Frank Sharp about the Clyde Randall Memorial Concert, an upcoming event benefitting the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust ClydeFest will take place November 2nd at the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse from 7 PM - 9 PM.  Although the concert is free to the public, the suggested donation is five dolla