Whopping Hollow Woods
Size: 577 Acres
Date Conserved: 2011
Landowners Paul and Diana Guraedy, along with their sons, David and Philip, wanted to ensure that their 572-acre property, which has been in Diana’s family for more than 100 years, would remain intact for future generations to enjoy. To achieve that goal, they reached out to the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust and established the Whooping Hollow Woods Irrevocable Trust with the land trust named as beneficiary.
The name “Whooping Hollow Woods” was coined by early settlers in the 1800’s whose children would “whoop and holler” to find each other in the valley. Remnants of those early settlements can be found throughout the property, located in rural Carroll County.
With spring-fed ponds, woodland streams, ridgelines and ravines, Whooping Hollow Woods provides year-round habitat to some of our most iconic Ozark wildlife, including black bear, elk, wild turkey and deer.
The land trust works collaboratively with the landowners, who will continue to live on and manage the land for their lifetimes, ensuring that their conservation goals are met. Biological and historical surveys will help guide future care of the property, keeping it protected and unspoiled for generations to come.
The Guraedy’s encourage use of the property for environmental education and historic research. It is not open to the general public.