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Event Launches Lost Forty Project Foundation

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

At an event on December 21 at the Lost 40 Brewery, the Lost Forty Project Foundation, a joint venture of ANHC and Lost 40 Brewery was announced.

The Foundation seeks to support and enhance conservation efforts across the state by raising funds and building awareness for conservation. The Foundation will work with ANHC and other conservation partners to ensure that resources go to high priority, viable conservation projects that will protect biological diversity for years to come.

Chris Colclasure, ANHC director, and Theo Witsell, ANHC senior botanist, will serve on the Foundation’s board. They both spoke at the event.

The name Lost 40 Brewery comes from the tract of land known as the Lost 40, a 40-acre forest in Calhoun County where virgin hardwood and pine trees still grow. The origin of the name of the forest is much disputed – some say it is from a land-title dispute, others claim it is due to its remote location.

Potlatch Corporation owns the Lost 40 forest, and has a cooperative management agreement with ANHC to preserve it.

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