Brian Thompson: “Saving the Buffalo River—Again”
CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH
Speaker: Brian Thompson
In 2013, a large industrial hog farm was quietly granted a permit to be built along the banks of Big Creek, a major tributary of the Buffalo National River. Due to the sensitivity of the location and the lack of public notification, Arkansas conservation organizations challenged the state regulatory processes that allowed for this permit to be approved. Brian Thompson’s book is a first-hand account of the seven-year controversy over this industrial threat to our nation’s “first national river.”
Brian Thompson is retired from a thirty-four-year career with Tyson Foods. After retiring, he hiked the Appalachian Trail and became involved in Arkansas conservation. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife, Sarah.
Legacies & Lunch is a hybrid program—offering participants the opportunity to attend either in person or virtually via Zoom. To participate in person, join us in Room 124 of the CALS Roberts Library (401 President Clinton Ave). Parking is available in the surface lot south of Roberts or the CALS Parking Deck across Rock Street. Parking will be validated. Bring your lunch; we will provide drinks and cookies. To participate virtually, register for the webinar using the button above.
This program will be live-streamed to YouTube and the recording will be available immediately following the event.
Legacies & Lunch is a free monthly program of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies about Arkansas-related topics.