Conservation Buyer Program

Property Listing

Trap Mountain Tract

Arkansas, Hot Spring County

Size: 40 acres
Price: Negotiable

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.

Biodiversity Highlights

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.


Additional Photos

Streptanthus obtusifolius, © Mike Fuhr/TNC


For more information, please contact:

Derek Franklin
The Nature Conservancy
601 North University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72205

Phone: 501-614-5089

Learn about The Nature Conservancy's work in Arkansas.