Some of the most rugged land in Benton County will soon become public property. The Nature Conservancy recently purchased 1,954 acres in northeast Benton County near Beaver Lake, known as Devil's Eyebrow. The Nature Conservancy will hold the tract until the Arkansas Heritage Commission purchases the tract which will make it public property. The tract is steep, rocky and wooded, with bluffs, springs, creeks, glades and meadows. The types of activities, such as hunting, to be allowed on the property has yet to be planned, but the process has started for the Natural Heritage Commission to purchase the property from The Nature Conservancy. Staff Photos by Flip Putthoff.