According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) project designed to alleviate crop losses from flooding and restore wetlands along the Arkansas and Petit Jean Rivers is also protecting a significant archeological site in Yell County, Arkansas. This work was made possible when the landowner enrolled more than 600 acres into a permanent easement through NRCS' Emergency Watershed Protection Program - Floodplain Easement. The project restores approximately 200 acres of cropland to wetlands and associated uplands and permanently protects the property from development.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funded the project.
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