The Wolf River Conservancy’s conservation efforts began in the mid 1980s with a focus on the 100-year floodplain. Detrimental effects of deforestation and river channelization were become blatantly clear. Increased urban sprawl was putting more pressure on our diminishing streams and wetlands, and the Wolf River as we know it in Shelby County was in danger of losing the viability of its natural ecosystem. We hope founders of the Conservancy are proud, as we have protected nearly 19,000 acres of quality lands that harbor important habitats and recharge the Memphis Sand Aquifer.
Each property that we protect is not just an accomplishment we pin to a board; instead these precious protected acres are stories and places for us and our children to enjoy. Below are a few of our stories.
If you are interested in learning more about land trusts and how your property or land easement can positively benefit our community, contact Ryan Hall.