The Harwood Land, LP easement property is in the southeast portion of Chicot County, Arkansas. The easement area lies within the Mississippi River batture on the unprotected side of the Mississippi River mainline levee system.
The average natural sea level on the Harwood easement area ranges from less than 100 feet to approximately 125 feet. Regardless of rainfall, water levels may fluctuate within these unique Mississippi River batture features.
A majority of the Harwood easement is bottomland hardwood forests. Approximately 7% of the easement is enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program and is replanted in bottomland hardwood species.
The owners place a high degree of emphasis and importance on the integrated and sustainable management of forests, wildlife, recreation, and aesthetics. Access roads throughout the property are critical for land and wildlife management and are also necessary for the protection and enjoyment of the property.
Currently, the land has a high-quality white-tailed deer population. The Harwood Land, LP participates in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Deer Management Assistance Program. Program participation is voluntary but signifies the conservation commitment by Harwood Land, LP to apply sound wildlife management principles to the property.
Hunting on the Harwood property is promoted to provide recreational opportunities, management revenues, and population control through sustainable harvest. Both resident wildlife and migrating waterfowl are hunted.