Hill: Flatside expansion would provide Arkansans with more ‘untouched wilderness’

Wilderness site in Ouachitas would grow by 2,215 acres

WASHINGTON -- The Flatside Wilderness Area is a special place to U.S. Rep. French Hill.

When the Little Rock Republican was a member of Little Rock Catholic High School's backpacking club, Hill and his classmates would hike on the Ouachita National Recreation Trail, which cuts through the current wilderness area in...