Council Rock Forest
Over 1,400 Acres of Pristine Ozark Wilderness
Buffalo River Foundation assisted The Nature Conservancy in Arkansas with their purchase of the 1425 acre Council Rock Forest above Big Creek, a primary tributary of the Buffalo National River. BRF is now working to file a conservation easement to further protect the property. Council Rock Forest is home to three species of rare bats and a log home built more than a century ago. Acquiring a property this size in the Ozarks was a rare opportunity. The former owners wished for it to remain in conservation. BRF and TNC intend to honor those wishes while managing the property for public use.
Winding Stair Mountain
Protecting a Scenic Ridgeline
This forty-three acre conservation easement perpetually protects a scenic ridgeline overlooking historic Boxley Valley. The oak-hickory forest will remain wild and undeveloped for generations to come.
Mary Lou Taylor Preserve
A Lasting Tribute
The Taylor Family donated The Mary Lou Taylor Preserve, near Parthenon, Arkansas, in honor of their late mother. This beautiful 250+ acre preserve is home to a mature hardwood forest, unique karst features, and more than 2/3 of a mile of scenic riparian habitat. Buffalo River Foundation will manage the area as a nature preserve upon the conclusion of the donors' life estate.
50+ Acres on Cave Mountain
An Example of Working-Lands Conservation
This fifty-plus acre conservation easement on Cave Mountain is a great example of how cooperative conservation works. The landowners will continue to operate small-scale silviculture and agriculture activities while perpetually preserving pristine upland forest property near the headwaters of the Buffalo National River and the Upper Buffalo River Wilderness.
80 Acres Near Murray Valley
Forever Protected from Development
In 2017, Buffalo River Foundation obtained a conservation easement protecting eighty acres of mature hardwood and scenic mountainside landscape near Murray Valley. The property's unique rock formations, ephemeral mountain streams, and abundant wildlife are forever protected from subdivision, mining, or commercial logging.