Invasive and Native Species Resources in Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region

 Invasive Species

   
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Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Information Resource for the United States Geological Survey

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey located at the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. This site has been established as a central repository for accurate and spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species. The program provides scientific reports, online/realtime queries, spatial data sets, regional contact lists, and general information. The data is made available for use by biologists, interagency groups, and the general public. The geographical coverage is the United States.

For more information on the NAS program see the NAS Flyer.

 

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) - Gateway to invasive species information covering Federal, State, local, and international sources.

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.
 
The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.
 
A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.
 
Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

 

National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) Pest Tracker

This website publishes survey maps for pests of agricultural and forest commodities and provides links to pest news and information. The National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) stores and manages pest survey data that is collected by CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) and other PPQ (Plant Protection and Quarantine) survey programs. Detection surveys are one tool used to manage the introduction of exotic pests.

 

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

iMapInvasives

iMapInvasives provides an on-line, GIS-based data management system to assist citizen scientists and natural resource managers working to protect natural resources from the threat of invasive species. Visit the iMapinvasives website 

 

Top Ten Invasive Species of Concern in Arkansas

In 2008, the University of Arkansas and the Arkansas State Plant Board — with the help of a coalition of agencies, including the Nature Conservancy and the U.S ...

 

Hydrilla Verticellata

This is an Invasive Species Element Stewardship Abstract, prepared by The Nature Conservancy to assist their land stewards and other land managers in managing invasive species.

 

A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
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Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

 

A Field Guide for the Identification of Invasive Plants in Southern Forests

Invasions of nonnative plants into southern forests continue to go largely unchecked and only  partially monitored. Small forest openings, forest road right-of-ways, and areas under and beside forest canopies are often occupied by invasive nonnative plants.

 

Cogongrass Wanted. Dead.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one to the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World, cogongrass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

 

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
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Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

 

Top 10 Invasive Species of Concern in Arkansas

Describes cogongrass, tropical soda apple, sudden oak death, bacterial leaf streak in rice, hydrilla, Sirex wood wasp, Old World bollworm, channeled apple snail, rice nematode, and other problem species on the horizon in Arkansas.

 

Cogongrass - a potentially invasive weed in Arkansas

Published by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension. This 4-pager gives background on origins and control, along with a photo, of the “world class weed” that is headed to Arkansas.

 

Why are Invasive Species Bad for Arkansas?
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Only a very small subset of species introduced to an area where they are not native will become invasive.  But when the invasion begins, it can be costly.& ...

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

ExFor The Exotic Forest Pest Information System for North America Participant’s Guidelines
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ExFor is an Internet-accessible database containing information on forest pests that can be used by workers worldwide. This document describes the guidelines to be followed by contributors to the ExFor database in evaluating exotic forest pests and in submitting background information to the database.

 

How to Prevent the Spread of New Zealand Mudsnails through Field Gear
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This is a guide for field detection and for treating field gear to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails. It is intended for researchers, monitoring crews, watershed survey groups, and anyone else who travels frequently between aquatic or riparian locations.

 

Water Gardens and Introduced Species
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Constructing a water garden is a unique and enjoyable way to accent a property. There are many types of aquatic plants and animals commonly used in water gardens including water lettuce, cattails and koi.

 

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plan (2013 – 2017)
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Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are nonindigenous species that threaten the diversity or abundance of native species, the ecological stability of infested waters, and/or any commercial, agricultural, aquacultural, or recreational activities dependent on such waters.

 

What is White Nose Syndrome in Bats and Why Does it Matter?

“White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a devastating disease of hibernating bats that has caused the most precipitous decline of North American wildlife in recorded history. Since it was first discovered in 2006, WNS has infected six species of insect-eating bats in the northeastern and southern U.S., causing declines approaching 100% in some populations; estimated losses have exceeded 5.5 million bats from 2006 to 2012.

The implications for US agriculture and silviculture are potentially severe.

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera - Curculionidae - Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
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With many large sea and air ports, and a warm climate that many species can thrive in, Florida is a hotbed for invasive species, which create huge ecological and economic damage.

 

Cogongrass is a world-class weed that is invading the South.
By:

The southern region is in a crisis. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindria) is a world-class invasive grass and a Federally-listed noxious weed that continues to invade more lands and is widely regarded as the worst invasive threat in the Southern U.S ...

 

Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
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Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.

 

Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

 

Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
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Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

 

USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
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The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

 

Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
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Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

 

A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE FOR WILD PIG MANAGEMENT - PRACTICAL METHODS FOR WILD PIG CONTROL
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Summarizes biology of wild pigs, history of introduction and range of occurence within the U.S., and ecological and economic impacts, with suggestions for management strategies.

 

Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

 

Show Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals (75)
There are 75 resources serving Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Invasive Species Organizations & Professionals serving Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Bo Reid
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Jonesboro, AR
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Enviroscapes Ecological Consulting, LLC
Susan P. Rupp - Owner/Lead Consultant - Bella Vista, AR
FTN Associates, Ltd.
Gary Tucker - Little Rock, AR
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Harvey (Bubba) Groves
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Monticello, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John Wallace
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Greenville, OH
Layher Biologics RTEC Inc.
Bill Layher, PhD - Pine Bluff, AR
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Basinger
Westervelt Wildlife Services - Wildlife Consulting Manager, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Hunting Lease Manager - Demopolis, AL
Ted Zawislak
Statewide Private Lands Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
ATOKA, Inc.
Dr. Jerry Overton, PG - President & CEO - Hot Springs, AR
Bill Richardson
Bill Richardson Wetland Consultants - Alexander, AR
Ecological Conservation Organization
Rob Fisher - Executive Director - Little Rock, AR
FTN Associates, Ltd.
Gary Tucker - Little Rock, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Josh Duzan
Natural State Streams - Little Rock, AR
Lee Moore
Natural State Streams - Little Rock, AR
Lochow Ranch - Pond & Lake Management
- Bryan, TX
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Matt Lindsey
Natural State Streams - Little Rock, AR
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Wetland Consultants Unlimited, LLC
- Bill Bailey - Benton, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
Barnum Forestry Service
Garner Barnum - Searcy, AR
Bo Reid
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Jonesboro, AR
Brent S. Williamson, RF
F&W Forestry Services - Regional Manager - Arkansas - El Dorado, AR
CE Forestry Services
Cory Easley - Fouke, AR
Central Hardwoods Joint Venture
Jane Fitzgerald - Coordinator - Reeds Spring, MO
Charles E Carter, Consulting Forester, Inc
Charles E. Carter - Dallas, TX
Chloeta Fire, LLC
Mark D. Masters - CEO - Oklahoma City, OK
Clif Crawford
Crawford Consulting - Malvern, AR
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
Dan A Estes Forestry
Dan A. Estes - Malvern, AR
David Graves
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Brinkley, AR
Enviroscapes Ecological Consulting, LLC
Susan P. Rupp - Owner/Lead Consultant - Bella Vista, AR
Five Oaks Wildlife Services, LLC
Jody Pagan - General Manager/Chief Biologist - Stuttgart, AR
Foust Forestry Management
Brent Foust - Heber Spings, AR
Gary A. Burns, ACF
Burns Forestry - Owner - Crockett, TX
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Hargrave Forestry Management Service
Wade C. Hargrave - Batesville, AR
Harvey (Bubba) Groves
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Monticello, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jim O. Hefley
Resource Management Service - Rison, AR
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Leister Forestry Services
Randall L. Leister - Little Rock, AR
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
M & W Forestry & Wildlife Management
James Wallace - Batesville, AR
Matt Taylor
American Forest Management - Wildlife Biologist - Charlotte, NC
Precision Forestry, LLC
Robert B. Goodwin - Magnolia, AR
Ray Camp
Ray Camp, Inc - Russellville, AR
Ray Galloway
Davis DuBose Forestry & Real Estate Consultants - Little Rock, AR
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - Owner - Advance, NC
Ted Zawislak
Statewide Private Lands Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, AR
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R.
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC - President/CEO - Magnolia, AR
The Denman Co.
Jeff B. Denman - Dewitt, AR
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Wayne Owen
UAP Distribution - Monticello, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX

 Native Species

   
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NatureServe Explorer

NatureServe Explorer provides information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada, and includes  in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe and its natural heritage member programs.

Use the database to find:

  • scientific and common names
  • conservation status
  • distribution maps
  • images for thousands of species
  • life histories, conservation needs, and more

 

Native Seed Network

The Native Seed Network is a resource for people working to add native plants back into the landscape. Since 2002 we have been working with land managers, seed producers, and restoration professionals to share information about native seed and improve our knowledge about and access to native seed.

The Native Seed Network connects people and organizations involved with all aspects of native seed, from collection, development, production, and use in restoration. Our vision is for restoration and rehabilitation projects to be supported by an abundance of quality seed that is both appropriate for the site and affordable.

 

 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Native Plant Database

 

USDA PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged. PLANTS reduces government spending by minimizing duplication and making information exchange possible across agencies and disciplines.
 
PLANTS is a collaborative effort of the USDA NRCS National Plant Data Team (NPDT), the USDA NRCS Information Technology Center (ITC), The USDA National Information Technology Center (NITC), and many other partners. Much of the PLANTS data and design is developed at NPDT, and the Web application is programmed at ITC and NITC and served through the USDA Web Farm. Here’s more information about who does what on the PLANTS Team, our Partners, and our Data Contributors.

 

Mitigation and Conservation Banking
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To many landowners a threatened or endangered (T&E) species on their property is anathema because it can herald all kinds of state and federal limitations on use of their property.& ...

 

A Management Guide for Invasive Plants in Southern Forests
By:

Invasions of nonnative plants into forests of the Southern United States continue to spread and include new species, increasingly eroding forest productivity, hindering forest use and management activities, and degrading diversity and wildlife habitat.

 

Cogongrass Wanted. Dead.

Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) is an invasive, non-native grass which occurs in the southeastern United States. A pest in 73 countries and considered to be one to the Top 10 Worst Weeds in the World, cogongrass affects pine productivity and survival, wildlife habitat, recreation, native plants, fire behavior, site management costs and more.

 

Keeping the Razorbacks in the Football Stadium
By:

Feral animals are those that have returned to an untamed state after having been domesticated.  Such is the case with almost all the wild pigs in North America.& ...

 

Fire Management and Longleaf Pine in Mississippi
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According to the Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council, periodic fire played an important ecological role in shaping southern forests and grasslands. L ...

 

NBCI’s Bobwhite Almanac, State of the Bobwhite 2012
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This 2nd edition of the NBCI’s annual “State of the Bobwhite” report provides the most comprehensive assessment ever compiled on the current state of bobwhite conservation in the US.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Endemic Species and Biodiversity Hotspots

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, endemic species are native species that are confined to a certain region or having a comparatively restricted distribution.& ...

 

Lightning-Season Burning - Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Native Plants - A Quick Reference Guide
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Learn more about native plants, get involved, and spread the word!

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera - Curculionidae - Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
By:

ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Battling Invasive Species with the Florida Invasive Species Partnership
By:

With many large sea and air ports, and a warm climate that many species can thrive in, Florida is a hotbed for invasive species, which create huge ecological and economic damage.

 

Developing Wildlife-Friendly Pine Plantations
By:

 

Cogongrass is a world-class weed that is invading the South.
By:

The southern region is in a crisis. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindria) is a world-class invasive grass and a Federally-listed noxious weed that continues to invade more lands and is widely regarded as the worst invasive threat in the Southern U.S ...

 

Army trained, combat tested and farmer approved feral hog control
By:

Rod Pinkston, a former U.S. Army Master Sergeant and war veteran, may well be one of the world's best and most intuitive wild hog hunters in the world.

 

Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
By:

Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

 

Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
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In recent years, there has been increased interest in establishing native warm season grasses (NWSG) and forbs as wildlife habitat. Commonly known as prairie or prairie grass, native grasslands and savannas, a forest/grassland complex with less than 50% tree coverage, historically dominated the landscape across much of the United States.

 

USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Framework For Non-Native Invasive Species
By:

The purpose of the Southern Region (R8) Non-Native Invasive Species Strategy is to provide an effective interdisciplinary framework to implement Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) management programs.

 

Invasive Plant Responses to Silvicultural Practices in the South
By:

Many forest managers are unknowingly introducing and spreading invasive plants on their lands through management practices they implement. These practices, ranging from traditional silvicultural management to wildlife enhancement and land-use conversion practices, all influence invasive plant growth, reproduction, and dispersal.

 

A LANDOWNER'S GUIDE FOR WILD PIG MANAGEMENT - PRACTICAL METHODS FOR WILD PIG CONTROL
By:

Summarizes biology of wild pigs, history of introduction and range of occurence within the U.S., and ecological and economic impacts, with suggestions for management strategies.

 

Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

 

Show Native Species Organizations & Professionals (116)
There are 116 resources serving Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Native Species Organizations & Professionals serving Loess Plains Crowleys Ridge Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Bo Reid
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Jonesboro, AR
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Enviroscapes Ecological Consulting, LLC
Susan P. Rupp - Owner/Lead Consultant - Bella Vista, AR
FTN Associates, Ltd.
Gary Tucker - Little Rock, AR
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Harvey (Bubba) Groves
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Monticello, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John Wallace
Pheasants Forever Inc. - Regional Field Representative - Greenville, OH
Layher Biologics RTEC Inc.
Bill Layher, PhD - Pine Bluff, AR
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Basinger
Westervelt Wildlife Services - Wildlife Consulting Manager, Certified Wildlife Biologist®, Hunting Lease Manager - Demopolis, AL
Ted Zawislak
Statewide Private Lands Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Fisheries Biologists
Arkansas Black Bass Program
Colton Dennis - Black Bass Biologist - Hot Springs, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Lochow Ranch - Pond & Lake Management
- Bryan, TX
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - Owner - Advance, NC
Native Plant Society Chapters
Arkansas Native Plant Society
Mike Burns - ANPS Membership Chairman - Dardanelle, AR
Ozark Chapter Arkansas Native Plant Society
Mary Reuter - Treasurer - Berryville, AR
Native Species Nurseries
Baucum Nursery
Arkansas Forestry Commission - North Little Rock, AR
Botanique
Robert Sacilotto - Stanardsville, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Five Oaks Wildlife Services, LLC
Jody Pagan - General Manager/Chief Biologist - Stuttgart, AR
Holland Wildflower Farm
Bob and Julie Holland - Elkins, AR
Izel Plants
Amanda McClean - Washington, DC
Lewis Evergreen
- Piggott, AR
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Pine Ridge Gardens
MaryAnn King - London, AR
PlantNative
- Portland, OR
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
- Upton, KY
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
AFC Seedling Sales Program
Arkansas Forestry Commission - North Little Rock, AR
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Baucum Nursery
Arkansas Forestry Commission - North Little Rock, AR
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
Five Oaks Wildlife Services, LLC
Jody Pagan - General Manager/Chief Biologist - Stuttgart, AR
Harrison Wells
Ripley County Farms L.L.C. - Owner - Doniphan, MO
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
International Forest Company (IFCO)
- Moultrie, GA
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center
Jon Allison - Farm Foreman - Coffeeville, MS
Johnny's Selected Seeds
- Winslow, ME
Magnolia Nursery
Kevin Richardson - Magnolia, AR
Meeks Farms & Nursery, Inc.
George & Steve Meeks - Kite, GA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Weed / Invasives Management Professionals
Jeffrey Herod
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - Southeast Regional Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
John Galvez
U.s. Fish & Wildlife Service - South Florida Fisheries Resource Office - Regional Aquatic Invasive Species (Ais) Coordinator - Vero Beach, FL
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
Barnum Forestry Service
Garner Barnum - Searcy, AR
Bo Reid
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Jonesboro, AR
Brent S. Williamson, RF
F&W Forestry Services - Regional Manager - Arkansas - El Dorado, AR
CE Forestry Services
Cory Easley - Fouke, AR
Central Hardwoods Joint Venture
Jane Fitzgerald - Coordinator - Reeds Spring, MO
Charles E Carter, Consulting Forester, Inc
Charles E. Carter - Dallas, TX
Chloeta Fire, LLC
Mark D. Masters - CEO - Oklahoma City, OK
Clif Crawford
Crawford Consulting - Malvern, AR
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
Dan A Estes Forestry
Dan A. Estes - Malvern, AR
David Graves
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Brinkley, AR
Enviroscapes Ecological Consulting, LLC
Susan P. Rupp - Owner/Lead Consultant - Bella Vista, AR
Five Oaks Wildlife Services, LLC
Jody Pagan - General Manager/Chief Biologist - Stuttgart, AR
Foust Forestry Management
Brent Foust - Heber Spings, AR
Gary A. Burns, ACF
Burns Forestry - Owner - Crockett, TX
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Hargrave Forestry Management Service
Wade C. Hargrave - Batesville, AR
Harvey (Bubba) Groves
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Monticello, AR
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jim O. Hefley
Resource Management Service - Rison, AR
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Leister Forestry Services
Randall L. Leister - Little Rock, AR
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
M & W Forestry & Wildlife Management
James Wallace - Batesville, AR
Matt Taylor
American Forest Management - Wildlife Biologist - Charlotte, NC
Precision Forestry, LLC
Robert B. Goodwin - Magnolia, AR
Ray Camp
Ray Camp, Inc - Russellville, AR
Ray Galloway
Davis DuBose Forestry & Real Estate Consultants - Little Rock, AR
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - Owner - Advance, NC
Ted Zawislak
Statewide Private Lands Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, AR
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R.
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC - President/CEO - Magnolia, AR
The Denman Co.
Jeff B. Denman - Dewitt, AR
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Wayne Owen
UAP Distribution - Monticello, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX

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Cooperative Conservation - Determinants of Landowner Engagement in Conserving Endangered Species
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This paper analyzes surveys of private landowners to identify factors that determine landowner engagement in the conservation of endangered species.

 

Safe Harbor - Helping Landowners Help Endangered Species
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This handbook describes safe harbor agreements and the way in which they work. It aims to help you decide if a safe harbor agreement makes sense for your land.& ...

 

NBCI Coordinated Implementation Program. Addendum, The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhite
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While NBCI 2.0 prioritizes where bobwhite restorations should take place, states do not currently have the resources to reach target densities across all the high and medium restoration potential regions of the BRI.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
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The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) is the unified range-wide strategy of 25 state wildlife agencies, with numerous conservation group and research institution partners, to achieve widespread restoration of native grassland habitats and huntable populations of wild quail.

 

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species 2012 Edition
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Procedures have been developed in this manual to address the transport of pest and invasive species through equipment movement. This manual provides uniform guidelines for inspecting and cleaning vehicles and equipment to help prevent the spread of pest and invasive species during Bureau of Reclamation activities.

 

Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed this document as a tool for state, tribal, regional, and local natural resource managers who are preparing or considering the preparation of rapid response action and/or management plans for aquatic invasive species (AIS).

 

Aquatic Weed Management Control Methods

A discussion of the main types of aquatic weeds, plus prevention; biological, chemical, and mechanical control; and integrated weed management. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.tamu.edu/index.cfm/event/viewAllSheets/

 

Ecology and Management of Bark Beetles (Coleoptera - Curculionidae - Scolytinae) in Southern Pine Forests
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ABSTRACT Barkbeetles (Coleoptera:Curculionidae:Scolytinae) have been an important historic and current factor affecting pine forest production in the southern United States.

 

Reasons for Prescribed Fire in Forest Management

A summary of all the benefits of prescribed fire in southern forests.

 

Conservation buffers - wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

 

Non-native Invasive Species Best Management Practices
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Non-native plants, animals, and microorganisms found outside of their natural range can become invasive. While many of these are harmless because they do not reproduce or spread in their new surroundings, other non-native species (NNIS) are considered invasive if they can cause harm to the economy, ecology or human health of the new environment.

 

Non-native Species in Aquaculture - Terminology, Potential Impacts, and the Invasion Process
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A must-read for any responsible aquaculturist contemplating non-native species production. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Preventing Hitchhiking Nonindigenous Species in Live Shipments for Aquaculture
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Gives an overview of prevention techniques for live fish, shellfish, ornamental fish and invertebrates, aquatic plants, marine shrimp and freshwater prawns.

 

Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

 

The Role of Farm Policy in Achieving Large-Scale Conservation - Bobwhite and Buffers
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The conservation provisions of the Farm Bill can produce more consistent positive wildlife habitat benefits when policy (program statutes, rules, practices, and practice standards) is developed in the context of explicit goals identified as part of large-scale conservation initiatives.

 

Managing working lands for northern bobwhite - the USDA NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project
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Recognizing and overcoming difficult site conditions for afforestation of bottomland hardwoods
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Restoring bottomland hardwoods requires attention to site conditions, matching tree species to the site, and controlling weeds and herbivores in order to achieve success.

 

Control of Bird Predation at Aquaculture Facilities
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Strategies and cost estimates for various forms of frightening programs and exclusion or barrier methods of control. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
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A Prescribed Fire Association is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is the key land management tool used to restore and maintain native plant communities to their former diversity and productivity for livestock production and wildlife habitat.

 

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians And Reptiles of the Southeastern United States
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The Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians and Reptiles series (hereafter Guidelines) is intended to provide private landowners, state and federal land agencies, and other interested stakeholders with regional information on the habitat associations and requirements of amphibians and reptiles, possible threats to these habitats, and recommendations for managing lands in ways compatible with or beneficial to amphibians and reptiles.

 

Ecosystem services provided by bats
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Review of the available literature on the ecological and economic impact of ecosystem services provided by  bats.

 

Emerging Issues Regarding Non-Native Species for Aquaculture
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Discusses pathogens and parasites, genetic alterations, and genetically modified organisms. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

2008 - 2012 National Invasive Species Management Plan
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Invasive Species introduced into the United States from around the globe are affecting plant and animal communities on our farms, ranches and coasts; and in our parks, waters, forests, and backyards.

 

Economic Implications of Growing Native Warm-Season Grasses for Forage in the Mid-South

As many Tennessee producers are aware, cool-season grasses, such as tall fescue and orchardgrass, suffer from poor forage production during the summer months.

 

 

 Google News about Invasive and Native Species Resources

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Invasive Species News Items
American burying beetle crawling off endangered list - Times Record
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
American burying beetle crawling off endangered list    Times Record A rare beetle native to Arkansas and Oklahoma could finally be crawling off the endangered species list, but climate change remains a significant threat to its ...

Game, Fish staff hears questions at town hall in Springdale - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Game, Fish staff hears questions at town hall in Springdale    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette SPRINGDALE -- Questions ranged from live bait for fishing to duck hunting to the need for a shooting range in Northwest Arkansas during a town hall meeting ...

Laser and fake coyote don't scare away pesky geese, so Arkansas airport seeks new options - Arkansas Online
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Laser and fake coyote don't scare away pesky geese, so Arkansas airport seeks new options    Arkansas Online BENTONVILLE -- Officials have learned it will take more than a laser or a fake coyote to scare geese away from the municipal airport.

No time for tree hugging - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
No time for tree hugging    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Let it be known that a time of reckoning has come for the public menace known as Bradford pear. A bounty has been placed on the invasive tree, and it will no ...

Days are numbered for invasive trees, Fayetteville foresters say - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Days are numbered for invasive trees, Fayetteville foresters say    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette FAYETTEVILLE -- Wanted: Pyrus calleryana, also known as the Callery pear. Goes by the name "Bradford." Reward: A replacement tree of your choice, but one ...

House passes bill to make alligator gar the state fish - Arkansas Times
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
House passes bill to make alligator gar the state fish    Arkansas Times Today at the Arkansas legislature, lobbyists from the state's various multi-million-dollar game fishing industries attempted to defer the dream of an ...

SWEPCO Seeks Arkansas Rate Increase - TXK Today
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
SWEPCO Seeks Arkansas Rate Increase    TXK Today Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, today submitted a request to the Arkansas Public ...

Loggers try to stay ahead of killer bugs - Arkansas Online
2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Loggers try to stay ahead of killer bugs    Arkansas Online Loggers in snowy forests are cutting down ash like there's no tomorrow, seeking to stay one step ahead of a fast-spreading beetle killing the tree in dozens of ...

AGFC biologist talks Giant Salvinia in Lake Erling, effects plant could have on Columbia - Magnolia Banner News
2/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
AGFC biologist talks Giant Salvinia in Lake Erling, effects plant could have on Columbia    Magnolia Banner News On Monday, Andy Yung, AGFC head biologist for the southwest Arkansas district, spoke to Lake Columbia's governing board, the Rural Development Authority ...

Pryor Center Presents 'Invasive Pythons: Successes, Challenges, and the Future' - University of Arkansas Newswire
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pryor Center Presents 'Invasive Pythons: Successes, Challenges, and the Future'    University of Arkansas Newswire J.D. Willson, professor of biological sciences, will present a lecture about invasive pythons at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Pryor Center on the Fayetteville ...

With Climate Change, Washington, D.C. Will Feel More Like Arkansas by 2080 - Smithsonian.com
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
With Climate Change, Washington, D.C. Will Feel More Like Arkansas by 2080    Smithsonian.com Map predicts how climate change will feel in the city where you live by matching with a future climate twin.

Invasive Aquatic Plant Found in South AR Lake - KARK
1/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Invasive Aquatic Plant Found in South AR Lake    KARK BRADLEY, Ark. (News release) - Biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have confirmed the presence of Giant Salvinia in a small portion of ...

Fayetteville finds conservation ally - Arkansas Online
1/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fayetteville finds conservation ally    Arkansas Online FAYETTEVILLE -- Hundreds of people nationwide will try to start the new year off right with a hike. Anyone who chooses Kessler Mountain will see woods ...

One woman created 8,000 posters of Arkansas plants in state collection - Arkansas Online
12/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
One woman created 8,000 posters of Arkansas plants in state collection    Arkansas Online Barbara Baker has prepared more than 8,000 plants as posters, for scientific inquiry. Facsimiles of her work have hung as decorations in Gov. Asa Hutchison's ...

This invasive creepy-crawly has Tennessee surrounded. Are we next? - The Tennessean
12/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
This invasive creepy-crawly has Tennessee surrounded. Are we next?    The Tennessean The Asian longhorned tick has been founded in Arkansas and North Carolina. Is Tennessee next?

Feral hogs out in force this season - El Dorado News-Times
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Feral hogs out in force this season    El Dorado News-Times Feral hogs have increased in population throughout Arkansas in recent years, prompting state agencies to increase education and eradication efforts.

Overweight bus causes Arkansas wooden bridge to sag - ABC27
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Overweight bus causes Arkansas wooden bridge to sag    ABC27 BEAVER, Ark. (WHTM) - It was an accident waiting to happen.

Zebra mussels found near Bull Shoals - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Zebra mussels found near Bull Shoals    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Fisheries biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have confirmed zebra mussels in the portion of the White River just downstream of Bull ...

Asian Carp in Arkansas Jumping into Boats - KARK
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Asian Carp in Arkansas Jumping into Boats    KARK The invasive species native to Southeast Asia was brought to Arkansas to keep wastewater treatment facility retention ponds clean and to reduce organic matter ...

Asian carp growing problem in Arkansas waters | Outdoors - Magnoliareporter
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Asian carp growing problem in Arkansas waters | Outdoors    Magnoliareporter Fish jumping into the boat sounds like a dream come true for some anglers -- until you've experienced it firsthand. That's exactly what's happening on some ...

Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads - USA TODAY
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads    USA TODAY The Asian or longhorned tick has been found in Arkansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Illegal Crayfish, Some from Arkansas, Seized at U.S.-Canada Border - KARK
7/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Illegal Crayfish, Some from Arkansas, Seized at U.S.-Canada Border    KARK ST CLAIR COUNTY, Mich. - More than 2,000 pounds of live, illegal red swamp crayfish, some of which came from Arkansas, have been seized at the ...

U of A is Creating Natural Trails on the Oak Ridge Hillside - University of Arkansas Newswire
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
U of A is Creating Natural Trails on the Oak Ridge Hillside    University of Arkansas Newswire FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – This summer, the University of Arkansas is creating nearly a mile of natural-surface trails within the Oak Ridge hillside. This new pocket ...

Feral Hog Eradication Task Force launches reporting system, outreach campaign - talkbusiness.net
7/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Feral Hog Eradication Task Force launches reporting system, outreach campaign    talkbusiness.net An anonymous reporting system has also been established to help measure feral hog removal efforts taking place in Arkansas and to help better estimate the ...

No more northern snakeheads found in Southeast Arkansas - Magnoliareporter
6/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
No more northern snakeheads found in Southeast Arkansas    Magnoliareporter DUMAS – Recent electrofishing surveys for northern snakeheads, which have been found downstream of Wilbur D. Mills Dam in Desha County, have not been ...

Rare, Invasive Tick Appears in Arkansas - Drovers Magazine
6/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rare, Invasive Tick Appears in Arkansas    Drovers Magazine No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of the continent. It was recently ...

A big fish nobody wants was just discovered in Bull Shoals Lake - Springfield News-Leader
6/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
A big fish nobody wants was just discovered in Bull Shoals Lake    Springfield News-Leader Bull Shoals Lake is renowned for its monster striped bass, largemouth bass and delicious walleye. Straddling the Missouri and Arkansas border, it's a great lake ...

Exotic Asian tick species confirmed in Arkansas - Arkansas Online
6/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Exotic Asian tick species confirmed in Arkansas    Arkansas Online As if all the ticks we knew about weren't loathsome enough, a different, invasive species has been found on an unfortunate dog from Benton County. The U.S. ...

Fayetteville ten-year-old pushes for alligator gar to become state fish - Arkansas Times
1/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fayetteville ten-year-old pushes for alligator gar to become state fish    Arkansas Times Spotting a gar creeping along in shallow water is one of the most beautiful miracles of being alive. So let me applaud Henry Foster, a 10-year-old from ...

Giant salvinia found in Miller County waters, state acts to combat possible spread - Magnoliareporter
11/17/2017 3:00:00 AM
Giant salvinia found in Miller County waters, state acts to combat possible spread    Magnoliareporter Another big, scary monster has been spotted near Boggy Creek in southwest Arkansas, but this one is green, lives in the water and has been knocking on ...

Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA - TXK Today
11/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
Invasive species found near Sulphur River WMA    TXK Today Another big, scary monster has been spotted near Boggy Creek in southwest Arkansas, but this one is green, lives in the water and has been knocking on ...

Coping With Fire Ants In Northwest Arkansas - The Free Weekly
6/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Coping With Fire Ants In Northwest Arkansas    The Free Weekly Fire Ant Look Alikes. Properly identifying the ant species is the first step in determining the need for control. Most homeowners recognize imported fire ants by ...

Angler efforts still vital to stem the spread of invasive species - Arkansas Online
5/22/2016 3:00:00 AM
Angler efforts still vital to stem the spread of invasive species    Arkansas Online Across the nation, invasive species are threatening aquatic habitats. Many lakes, rivers, ponds and streams are threatened by species such as Asian carp, zebra ...

Hunting in Arkansas: 9 Invasive Species to Arkansas and Its Rules for Hunting Them - Newsmax
5/28/2015 3:00:00 AM
Hunting in Arkansas: 9 Invasive Species to Arkansas and Its Rules for Hunting Them    Newsmax Hunting in Arkansas often means having to deal with invasive species. These species may or may not be native to the Natural State, but often compete with ...

Native Species News Items
RICHARD MASON: Aussies, quails, turkeys, and Bradford pear trees - NWAOnline
5/19/2019 2:46:07 AM
RICHARD MASON: Aussies, quails, turkeys, and Bradford pear trees    NWAOnline To the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: Gentlemen: I wish I could say ladies and gentlemen, but evidently our governor doesn't think ladies hunt, fish, ...

HIGH PROFILE: Kimberly Dale Logue is an environmental lawyer by trade, a Petit Jean hiker for pleasure and Junior League of Little Rock president - Arkansas Online
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
HIGH PROFILE: Kimberly Dale Logue is an environmental lawyer by trade, a Petit Jean hiker for pleasure and Junior League of Little Rock president    Arkansas Online Kimberly Logue had just started a new job in a new city in 2009 when her new boss suggested that she join the Junior League of Little Rock.

Big plans afoot for developing Fayetteville farmers co-op site - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
5/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Big plans afoot for developing Fayetteville farmers co-op site    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Plans call for a new hub of apartments, food, entertainment, office and retail spaces to be developed in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville's Specialized Real Estate Group set to buy, redevelop Farmers Cooperative property - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
5/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fayetteville's Specialized Real Estate Group set to buy, redevelop Farmers Cooperative property    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Farmers Cooperative at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South School Avenue is set to become a hub of apartments, food, entertainment, office and ...

Wildflowers: Robust, pollinator-friendly - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wildflowers: Robust, pollinator-friendly    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Gardeners trying to lure pollinators to their landscape would be wise to mimic nature and plant wildflowers. The attractive perennials tolerate harsh climates, ...

Big Ideas for Arkansas 2019 - Arkansas Times
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Big Ideas for Arkansas 2019    Arkansas Times In a near-annual tradition, the Arkansas Times recently solicited suggestions from thinking people — from experts to the creative-minded — on how to improve ...

Arkansas trout permit increase to benefit world-class fisheries - Hot Springs Village Voice
4/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas trout permit increase to benefit world-class fisheries    Hot Springs Village Voice With the signing of Senate Bill 486 on April 11, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas General Assembly have started the ball rolling to maintain the fantastic ...

Bounty put on Bradford pear trees - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bounty put on Bradford pear trees    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Wanted: Pyrus calleryana, also known as the Callery pear. Goes by the name "Bradford."

No time for tree hugging - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
No time for tree hugging    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Let it be known that a time of reckoning has come for the public menace known as Bradford pear. A bounty has been placed on the invasive tree, and it will no ...

An Exclusive Look At Chelsea Clinton's New Kids' Book, 'Don't Let Them Disappear' - Romper
3/25/2019 8:48:34 AM
An Exclusive Look At Chelsea Clinton's New Kids' Book, 'Don't Let Them Disappear'    Romper Chelsea Clinton remembers the poaching crisis of the late '80s, back when she was a child. "I remember my mom [Hillary Clinton] and I in Arkansas, trying to ...

Days are numbered for invasive trees, Fayetteville foresters say - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Days are numbered for invasive trees, Fayetteville foresters say    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette FAYETTEVILLE -- Wanted: Pyrus calleryana, also known as the Callery pear. Goes by the name "Bradford." Reward: A replacement tree of your choice, but one ...

Who gives a carp? Author details crisis with invasive, river-clogging fish - STLtoday.com
3/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Who gives a carp? Author details crisis with invasive, river-clogging fish    STLtoday.com Sometime in the 1960s in northeastern Arkansas, a small-time fishery operator thought he had the perfect solution to the weeds and algae clogging his ponds.

Northwest Arkansas nature center exhibits evolve with technology - Harrison Daily
3/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Northwest Arkansas nature center exhibits evolve with technology    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners and director Pat Fitts heard a presentation of planned exhibits for the Northwest Arkansas Nature ...

$450,000 Homes in Rhode Island, Illinois and Arkansas - The New York Times
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
$450,000 Homes in Rhode Island, Illinois and Arkansas    The New York Times An 1898 Arts and Crafts house in Glocester, a modern condominium in Chicago and a 1931 cottage in Fayetteville.

Key to profitable honey farm work is finding the 'right balance' with bees - talkbusiness.net
10/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Key to profitable honey farm work is finding the 'right balance' with bees    talkbusiness.net Harvest is always a special time in Arkansas and across the Mid-South, with the gathering of crops signifying the conclusion of the growing season.

Appreciating Otters - The Free Weekly
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Appreciating Otters    The Free Weekly One of our most playful Arkansas residents is the river otter. There is something caricature-esque about them, with their big black noses and streamlined bodies.

Key person behind major Colorado Springs water deal has share of critics - Colorado Springs Gazette
8/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Key person behind major Colorado Springs water deal has share of critics    Colorado Springs Gazette Colorado Springs Utilities is celebrating what it touts as a historic water-sharing pact that will benefit agriculture in the Lower Arkansas River Basin and boost the ...

A big fish nobody wants was just discovered in Bull Shoals Lake - Springfield News-Leader
6/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
A big fish nobody wants was just discovered in Bull Shoals Lake    Springfield News-Leader Bull Shoals Lake is renowned for its monster striped bass, largemouth bass and delicious walleye. Straddling the Missouri and Arkansas border, it's a great lake ...

NWA Land Trust launches campaign to conserve 5,000 acres in three years - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
6/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
NWA Land Trust launches campaign to conserve 5,000 acres in three years    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette A regional land conservation group wants to triple the area under its protection in the next three years to better protect water quality, tourism and the health and ...

Greedy Goats Brought to UofA to Remove Invasive Plants - University of Arkansas Newswire
5/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Greedy Goats Brought to UofA to Remove Invasive Plants    University of Arkansas Newswire The Office for Sustainability is bringing the Greedy Goats of Northwest Arkansas to the Oak Ridge Trail to chew away at some of the invasive plants now common ...

Studio Gang and SCAPE unveil plans for Arkansas Arts Center expansion - The Architect's Newspaper
2/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Studio Gang and SCAPE unveil plans for Arkansas Arts Center expansion    The Architect's Newspaper What does a cultural hub for the 21st century require? With their newly unveiled design for the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, Studio Gang and SCAPE ...

Ban Sought on Wild Turtle Trapping in Arkansas - Center for Biological Diversity
9/25/2017 3:00:00 AM
Ban Sought on Wild Turtle Trapping in Arkansas    Center for Biological Diversity LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— The Center for Biological Diversity and several Arkansas-based environmental organizations petitioned the Arkansas Game and Fish ...

Flies being used to combat invasive red fire ant in Arkansas - KATV
8/3/2017 3:00:00 AM
Flies being used to combat invasive red fire ant in Arkansas    KATV University of Arkansas Extension offices in Clark and Hot Spring counties are pitting flies against fire ants in an attempt to mitigate the stinging insect's population ...

Transplated trout a success - Arkansas Online
7/25/2017 3:00:00 AM
Transplated trout a success    Arkansas Online Dreams are coming true on two Arkansas tailwaters almost daily as fishermen catch Bonneville cutthroat trout hatched in the stream beds of the Norfork and ...

Georgetown One Stop - Oxford American
6/13/2017 3:00:00 AM
Georgetown One Stop    Oxford American I'd been fishing alone in the rain, catching squat, some runt largemouth was all, when on the third day I drove to Searcy, Arkansas, where the spell was broken.

New Entrance and North Forest to debut with Chihuly exhibit opening at Crystal Bridges - Arkansas Times
5/20/2017 3:00:00 AM
New Entrance and North Forest to debut with Chihuly exhibit opening at Crystal Bridges    Arkansas Times Five years and 3 million visitors later, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is set to impress again with a new entrance, elevator tower, and a ...

Public meetings scheduled for Mercer Bayou - TXK Today
4/4/2017 3:00:00 AM
Public meetings scheduled for Mercer Bayou    TXK Today TEXARKANA – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host two public meetings addressing management plans for Mercer Bayou in Miller County.

Research Provides First Signs of Python Presence Damaging Florida Ecosystems - University of Arkansas Newswire
1/10/2017 3:00:00 AM
Research Provides First Signs of Python Presence Damaging Florida Ecosystems    University of Arkansas Newswire FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – New research suggests the invasion of the Burmese python in southern Florida could dramatically alter the Florida Everglades' complex ...

Learn about one of the wildest oil booms in history in Smackover - Arkansas Times
12/1/2016 3:00:00 AM
Learn about one of the wildest oil booms in history in Smackover    Arkansas Times The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover is a spot to learn about the drillers, roughnecks, roustabouts, and teamsters that shaped the region's ...

Angler's alligator catch likely stolen in '15, Hot Springs owner says - Arkansas Online
5/26/2016 3:00:00 AM
Angler's alligator catch likely stolen in '15, Hot Springs owner says    Arkansas Online A fisherman landed an unusual catch Tuesday night on Lake Hamilton when he netted a small alligator that the owner of a Hot Springs tourist attraction believes ...

Angler efforts still vital to stem the spread of invasive species - Arkansas Online
5/22/2016 3:00:00 AM
Angler efforts still vital to stem the spread of invasive species    Arkansas Online Across the nation, invasive species are threatening aquatic habitats. Many lakes, rivers, ponds and streams are threatened by species such as Asian carp, zebra ...

Biologist Fear More Water In Arkansas River Could Harm Native Species - News On 6
4/4/2016 3:00:00 AM
Biologist Fear More Water In Arkansas River Could Harm Native Species    News On 6 In the Vision Tulsa plan, $63 million would go toward putting water in the Arkansas River, but biologists said that could be at the expense of some of the state's ...

A Piranha Was Just Found in an Arkansas Lake - Smithsonian
5/4/2015 3:00:00 AM
A Piranha Was Just Found in an Arkansas Lake    Smithsonian Arkansas isn't exactly known for its carnivorous, sharp-teethed tropical fish. But last week, KATV's Alexis Rogers reports that a piranha was caught in Lake ...

Kudzu, Other Invasive Plants Infiltrate Northwest Arkansas - Northwest Arkansas News
7/20/2014 3:00:00 AM
Kudzu, Other Invasive Plants Infiltrate Northwest Arkansas    Northwest Arkansas News Kudzu, the invasive vine infamous throughout the South, has colonized Northwest Arkansas.

Snakeheads: the Asian Fish That Terrified Arkansas - Pacific Standard
7/5/2010 3:00:00 AM
Snakeheads: the Asian Fish That Terrified Arkansas    Pacific Standard Lee Holt, a biologist with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, aims his Chevy Silverado south, heading from his field office in Brinkley, Ark., out to the rice ...