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Fayetteville, Arkansas

87 Acres | December 1, 2001
Barbara Moorman and Luise DeMarco, donors
Conservation Easement

The limestone and sandstone bluffs of this 87-acre property lie along the southwestern edge of the Ozark Mountains. By working with the city of Fayetteville, the county, neighbors, and the Ozark Regional Land Trust, we -- along with the owners of this sanctuary -- have created the heart of what may become a much larger protected area. In addition to renouncing development on this hilltop preserve, Moorman has carefully inventoried and monitored hundreds of plants and animals here. These include numerous wildflowers, such as Dutchman's breeches, bloodroot, and trillium, as well as several species of oaks and hickories. The property is home to deer, yellow-throated warblers, bluebirds, owls, and Cooper's hawks.

Although this sanctuary remains privately owned, the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust has an obligation to perform periodic inspections to ensure that the wildlife habitat remains in good condition and that the terms of the conservation easements are being met.  These inspections, and the handling of any destruction or violations, cost heavily in professional staff time, consultants, and travel expenses. In addition HSWLT needs a reserve of funds for the substantial legal fees needed if enforcement of violations involves court action.

HSWLT has promised to protect this property as sanctuary forever -- and that promise will be kept.  If you can help with the cost of stewardship for this and the other properties HSWLT protects, please donate here.

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