Monthly Archives: May 2018

3rd Annual Conservation Win Win Workshop – June 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In the face of rapid growth and development, the Northwest Arkansas Community has a unique opportunity to direct the future of open space in the region. This workshop is designed for regional decision-makers, including city planners, civil engineers, landscape architects, elected officials, developers, conservation professionals, and business and community leaders that have an interest in preserving quality of life as Northwest Arkansas grows. Participants will learn from regional professionals with practical examples and resources for planning and designing projects that preserve our natural environment and support the long-term vitality of our region.

Topics will include: designing for sense of place, planning for water and wildlife, economic benefits of open space preservation, partnerships for landscape-scale conservation – and more.

CEU’s Available: Each speaker session approved for 1 AIA LU SD/HSW and qualifies for 1 hour USGBC/GBCI (non LEED specific) for a total of up to five credit hours.

Onsite networking reception to follow the workshop.

$35/participant; includes buffet lunch and reception, CEU’s and materials.

Space is limited! Register online today

Special thanks to Walton Family Foundation and Beaver Water District for their ongoing support of land conservation.


CEU support generously provided by education provider US Green Building Council-Arkansas and American Society of Landscape Architects.


Cover image by Carl Smith Design

iNaturalist Hike at Wilson Springs Preserve – May 31, 5:30 p.m.

Join us as we explore the wetland and contribute to a growing biodiversity database on NWALT-conserved properties.

NWALT staff will lead a walk through Wilson Springs Preserve, Fayetteville’s largest wet-prairie remnant, in order to look for plants, animals and fungi. No expertise is necessary for this family-friendly hike! Bring your smartphone (or camera) and mud boots. The program will begin with a brief tutorial about how to use iNaturalist.

iNaturalist is an online community dedicated to documenting the diversity of life in our world. Users capture photos or sounds of living organisms and submit to the worldwide database, where other users collaborate to reach an accurate identification. NWALT is using iNaturalist as a tool for collecting biodiversity data on its preserves, while also providing a new way to for people to explore and connect to nature. Contact us for more information about our iNaturalist Observers volunteer program.

Want to get started using iNaturalist? Sign up online and join our project before the hike!