The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is pleased to announce that Alan Edmondson has joined our conservation team as a Land Stewardship Specialist. He will help to oversee the increasing volume of land protection projects of the land trust, including site assessments, easement monitoring and inspections, preparation of baseline reports, GPS work, mapping and other priorities related to land management planning and implementation.
Alan is a native Northwest Arkansan, raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science with a minor in Wildlife Habitat from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, and is currently completing a master’s degree in Geography. For his master’s thesis, Alan is studying the oak woodlands on Kessler Mountain in Fayetteville, AR to document old growth and reconstruct its climate and forest history.
Alan gained extensive field experience while working as a federal contractor for the USGS in Theodore National Park in North Dakota. He has also worked as manager of a 1,300-acre private game ranch in Arkansas where he was responsible for all aspects of ranchland management and game monitoring.
Alan has a long standing relationship with nature. He was exposed to the outdoors at a young age and never looked back. His free time is spent on his family’s property on the Frog Bayou in Crawford County, Arkansas.