Best Grandmas*

William Rainey | Capture Arkansas

The Ozark River Stewards

If you’re reading this magazine, odds are you know Arkansas is The Natural State. There’s also a better-than-average chance you know that natural quality is a fraught and fragile thing, especially along the Buffalo River. What you might not know? That three “grandmothers”—Carol Bitting, Lin Wellford and Dr. Nancy Haller of The Ozark River Stewards—are the ones leading the charge against a not-so-subtle encroaching of the hog industry along the nation’s first national river, making them the finest grandmothers we know. (

*(Erm, second finest. Sorry, Grandma.)

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