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  • Writer's pictureRobert Hopper

Your Land, Your Legacy: How Private Landowners Can Save the Ozarks' Land, Water, and Wildlife

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is hosting a presentation at Ozark Folkways in Winslow, AR at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 2. This presentation will focus on our area’s abundant land, water, and wildlife and how private landowners can help ensure the open spaces that help define our region are protected for future generations.

Pam Nelson, NWALT’s Director of Land Protection, will speak on voluntary conservation options and opportunities for private landowners to permanently protect their land. Topics include conservation easement basics, state and federal tax incentives benefits of conservation, and new programs to help keep working lands in working hands.

“Private landowners play a vital role in preserving and enhancing the quality of life in NWA through the permanent protection of their land” said Nelson. “Together, we can protect the natural amenities that make our region a special place to call home.”

Conservation easements are voluntary agreements customized to meet the needs of the landowner. The easement protects the conservation values of the land while landowners retain ownership and allow for certain uses like hunting, fishing, and farming. Land in a conservation easement can be sold or passed on to heirs, and the easement protects future development of the property.

There is no cost for the presentation. Registration is required. Those interested can learn and read more about the event and register online at, by email to Pam Nelson, or by phone at 479-966-4666.

Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is an accredited land trust dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the permanent protection of land. By holding and managing donated land and providing conservation easement services, the Land Trust protects water quality, local farms, wildlife habitat, and places for outdoor recreation while enhancing quality of life for today and future generations. The service area of the Land Trust includes 13 counties in Northwest Arkansas, with a core focus on Benton and Washington counties.


Robert Hopper

Director of Engagement and Giving

Northwest Arkansas Land Trust

479-966-4666 |


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