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Fox, Arkansas

30 Acres | March 4, 2005
Teresa Cole, donor
Owned in Title

The Red River Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 2005 with the donation of a conservation easement from Teresa Cole.  This 30-acre property in Fox, Arkansas, is now under the permanent protection of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust.  As with all properties protected by the Wildlife Land Trust, the property will see no further development and destructive logging practices, along with recreational and commercial hunting and trapping, will always be prohibited.

Located in the Ozark Mountains in north-central Arkansas, the Red River Wildlife Sanctuary is adjacent to the Cole Wildlife Sanctuary, land still owned by Teresa Cole and protected by conservation easement. Both lie in a valley drained by Meadow Creek, which is a tributary to the Middle Fork of the Little Red River. The property is forested primarily with southern hardwoods, particularly oaks and hickories. Some of these stands are relatively young as the woods begin to take back the pastures and fields that one occupied the landscape.

Many animals call this calm landscape home, and many more pass through on their animal migrations. White-tailed deer, opossums, skunks, coyotes, rabbits, and red and grey fox, as well as black bear and bobcats are known to find safe haven here.  And a variety of birds can be spotted in the area including  downy woodpecker, Carolina wren, northern cardinal, and eastern towhee. 

Thanks to the generosity of not only the donor but of all of our members, the animals here will have a safe haven to call home for generations to come.

The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust holds the title to this sanctuary.  That means HSWLT is responsible for all property taxes and maintenance costs for the property -- every year, forever.  In addition periodic inspections are made to ensure that the wildlife habitat remains in good condition.  These inspections, and the handling of any damage or destruction, cost heavily in professional staff time and travel expenses.

HSWLT has promised to keep this property as a 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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You can help owls by preserving their habitats and using organic methods rather than chemicals to eliminate agricultural pests.

 

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