Scenic 280 acre tract of land featuring the beautiful Hartsugg creek traversing throughout the property. Hartsugg Creek is a major tributary of Archey Creek, located within the upper headwaters of the Little Red River. The Propertys perimeter is partially fenced and has historically been utilized for timber production and recreational activities. Hartsugg Creek contains relatively intact stream channels and associated riparian plant communities, providing a natural and sustainable habitat.
Relief in the terrain of the Property ranges from the narrow floodplains of Hartsugg Creek and its tributaries, to steep rock faces and forested side slopes leading to upland hill tops. Normal stream flows are fed by numerous perennial springs and perennial, intermittent, and ephemeral tributaries located on the Property and from upstream sources. Because of the high relief and location within the headwaters area of Hartsugg Creek, the Property is prone to flash flooding events.
This property is well suited for hunting and outdoor enjoyment and is forever protected with a perpetual conservation easement that will preserve the unique ecological attributes of the property and Hartsugg creek for generational enjoyment. The entirety of the property is encumbered by the conservation easement restricting usage to hunting and recreational usage only, with the exception of 60′ public roadway of Creek Dr. and a 12.11 acre portion of the property situated in the NW/4 of the NE/4, Section 26, Township 13N, Range 15W which is unrestricted and can make the ideal campsite.
Woody species characteristic of the Ozark Highlands and the Boston Mountains ecological regions of Arkansas are found along forested riparian zones and additional forested areas on the Property.
A preliminary assessment showed species such as blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica), persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), white oak (Quercus alba), cucumber magnolia (Magnolia acuminate), sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua), black walnut (Juglans nigra), American elm (Ulmus americana), northern red oak (Quercus rubra), bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis), shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata) and green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) in the overstory; red maple (Acer rubrum), boxelder (Acer negundo), American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana), redbud (Cercis canadensis), and Florida maple (Acer barbatum) constituting part of the midstory; and American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana), hazel alder (Alnus serrulata), buckeye (Aesculus sp.), ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius), and switchcane (Arundinaria gigantea var. tecta) in the understory.
The primary soil type, Steprock-Mountainburg-Rock outcrop complex, 40 to 60 percent slopes, occupies the majority of the Property, and consists of moderately deep and shallow, well-drained soils found on very steep, loamy, and stoney soils. This series is comprised of approximately 35 percent Steprock soils, 25 percent Mountainburg soils, and 20 percent Rock outcrop.
Other soil series mapped within the project site acreage include Steprock-Mountainburg complex, 8 to 20 percent slopes, Enders-Steprock complex, 8 to 20 percent slopes, Enders-Steprock complex, 20 to 40 percent slopes, and Kenn-Ceda complex, frequently flooded (along the main creek channels). The Kenn-Ceda complex, frequently flooded soil type is listed on the 2010 USDA NRCS Hydric Soils List for Van Buren County, Arkansas. Other soils are mapped as non-hydric.