Located at:  17724 Interstate 30 Suite 5A
         Benton, Arkansas 72019

Phone: (501) 315-9009

Email:  bruceshackleford@sbcglobal.net
The Woolsey Wet Prairie Sanctuary was established by
the City of Fayetteville as a part of wetland compensatory
mitigation requirements under Section 404 Permit 14207
issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock
District.  The 46-acre mitigation site was constructed to
offset the permanent alteration of 9.88 acres of wetlands
from construction of the City’s Wastewater Systems
Improvement Project.
The City of Fayetteville West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant
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ECO, Inc. makes observations of soils, hydrology, and vegetation twice annually at 47 monitoring
stations at the mitigation site. Monitoring events are conducted early in the growing season and
late in the growing season. Photographs are taken during each monitoring event. The Woolsey
Wet Prairie Plot Progression pdf file shows a progression of changes from 2006 through 2011 at
selected monitoring stations.

Woolsey Wet Prairie Plot Progression
OMI, the company contracted by the City of Fayetteville to operate wastewater
facilities, applied to the National Wildlife Federation to get special recognition for
Woolsey Wet Prairie. On March 9, 2011, the
National Wildlife Federation certified
the Woolsey Wet Prairie as a National Wildlife Habitat.

As of July 10, 2013 Woolsey Wet Prairie has been Successfully Nominated as
Arkansas's 32nd IBA!!!!!

What qualifies an area to be an IBA???

Arkansas Audubon IBA Website
****Come visit the new Woolsey Wet Prairie
Sanctuary Facebook Page!!!!****
***Check out the new video entitled "Woolsey Wet Prairie:
After the Burn", produced by Neal Bilbe and written by Bruce
Shackleford. This new exciting video documents the changes
that take place at Woolsey Wet Prairie following a spring burn
and details the numerous benefits of using prescribed
burning as a management tool at the site.***