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High Hopes

SUPPORTERS UNITE TO PRESERVE AREA

Posted: October 11, 2012 at 4:50 a.m.

Mike Lemaster, president of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association, walks one of the Mount Kessler trails in Fayetteville Oct. 4. Conservation groups and individuals hope the University of Arkansas will purchase a 630-acre tract that includes flat land for sports fields and hilly terrain with trails for hiking, mountain biking and outdoor studies.
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Mike Lemaster, president of the Ozark Highlands Trail Association, walks one of the Mount Kessler trails in Fayetteville Oct. 4. Conservation groups and individuals hope the University of Arkansas will purchase a 630-acre tract that includes flat land for sports fields and hilly terrain with trails for hiking, mountain biking and outdoor studies.

If landowners and conservationists around Mount Kessler have their way, a rugged tract of forest and trails will remain natural and open for hiking and mountain biking.

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Outdoor, Pages 7 on 10/11/2012

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