Trap Mountain Tract
Arkansas, Hot Spring County
The property is or will be encumbered by a conservation easement as described below.
This ridge-top property, located in the Ouachita Mountains, is forested (shortleaf pine, oak, and hickory) with several north and south-facing glades. The ridges at this ecological site provide scenic vistas and harbor several ecoregional endemic flowers, including the Arkansas twistflower (Steptanthus maculatus). The Ouachita Mountain Ecoregion includes parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and comprises a landscape of approximately 11.48 million acres of rugged mountain ridges, broad valleys, and the headwaters of several large river systems, and is home to 48 endemic species.
Primary Conservation Objective
The goal at this site is to ensure the conservation of the full suite of viable plant communities through the reintroduction of fire, a key ecological factor for most terrestrial sites in the Ouachita Mountain Ecoregion.
Several rare plants are found on the scenic ridgetop glades, such as the Arkansas twistflower (Steptanthus maculatus).
Easements and Restrictions
No subdivision, development, or clearcutting.