Willow Point South, part of the Tara Wildlife easement, is approximately 6,488 acres within the Mississippi River alluvial floodplain. The Mississippi River floods part of the property annually. Most of the property lies on the unprotected side (batture) of the mainline Mississippi River levee system.
Tara Wildlife’s mission is to manage its natural resources in an ecologically and economically sustainable manner while promoting conservation awareness and the wise use of those natural resources within a framework of both consumptive and non-consumptive opportunities.
Through partnerships with numerous conservation groups, Tara is active in
- black bear restoration
- management of neotropical bird habitat
- protection of nesting bald eagles
- wildlife and wetlands habitat management
- preservation and restoration of bottomland hardwood forests
Tara is committed to managing, developing, and sustainably using a broad spectrum of natural resources. Tara recognizes the importance of wildlife, timber, water, wetlands, agriculture, and recreation in maintaining a high quality of life for current and future generations.
Tara has extensive experience with conservation issues and shares its wildlife and habitat management expertise with others. Through educational and direct-performance activities that conserve land and protect wildlife, Tara also promotes an appreciation of the environment. This property is a model center for studying habitat and the animals that are part of the ecosystem.
Tara Wildlife is rich in plant and animal diversity. Its properties have excellent populations of white-tailed deer with live weights of up to 320 pounds, and bucks over 200 pounds are common.
Read through the stories of 12 landowners and the success that the conservation easements had.
Nash Buckingham’s Beaver Dam was a duck club organized in 1882. It was the property of the Owen family. Nash Buckingham, a renowned and well-loved outdoor writer, frequented Beaver Dam. The conservation easement is approximately 159 acres in the historic Mississippi River Alluvial Floodplain in Tunica County. Tunica County is mostly agricultural, producing cotton, corn,
The Caulk Island property is in the southeast portion of Desha County, Arkansas, on the east side (Mississippi Side) of the Mississippi River and the unprotected (batture) side of the Mississippi River mainline levee system. Lake Whittington forms part of the boundary of the island. This lake, formerly Bolivar Bend, was cut off from the
Coles Creek Land and Timber Company is located approximately 10 miles north of Natchez, Mississippi. This 1,355-acre tract is in a strategic area of the Mississippi Flyway. About 500 acres were reforested to bottomland hardwoods in 2001. Coles Creek’s owners strive to provide diverse habitat types to ensure the needs of all animals, not just
The Dead Tiger Mitigation Bank was organized to compensate for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permits for unavoidable negative impacts to wetlands and streams. The bank is located within the buffer zone of the Stennis Space Center. The buffer zone restricts residential and commercial development, which will aid the bank’s long-term success. This mitigation bank
The late Grey Ferris of Vicksburg donated a 2,114-acre conservation easement with bottomland hardwoods and a small portion of pasture. The Mississippi Land Trust and Ferris negotiated the conservation easement terms together. This binding agreement prohibits any development not compatible with a relatively natural preserve. The property’s roads, walking paths, and a small shed can