The Buffalo River Foundation (BRF) works only within the Buffalo River's watershed, which allows a focused approach to land and water conservation. BRF's board of directors and advisory committee members either live within the watershed, own land there or have a special connection to the Buffalo River. BRF's success can only be accomplished by building new, and strengthening existing, relationships with local people and businesses who are critical to the river's future.
Partnering for Success

BRF works with many individuals and organizations to better understand cost-effective approaches to successful land conservation. Among those individuals and organizations, the following three play an important role in developing our programs:

The Land Trust Alliance (LTA),,the national organization of land trusts, which works to ensure that land trusts have the information, skills, and resources they need to protect land through voluntary land conservation. BRF is a member of the LTA.

The Ozark Regional Land Trust, also a LTA member land trust, headquartered in Missouri, with 25 years of experience in land protection projects in Missouri and Arkansas.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC),, a national organization active in Arkansas, which conserves lands for animals, plants and people. TNC has a long, successful record of work with landowners and businesses to accomplish conservation goals.
LTA Standards

To become a member of the LTA, the BRF adopted LTA's Land Trust Standards and Practices. These are guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, which is run legally, ethically, and in the public interest, and which conducts a sound program of land transactions and stewardship.

BRF Activities

Program. Acquisition and management of land or easements, including land purchases, baseline documentation, and monitoring. A stewardship endowment is being funded for costs of long term care of properties.

Fundraising. Activities and projects designed to solicit and manage funds.