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IPaC - Information for Planning and Consultation

IPaC is a project planning tool which streamlines the USFWS environmental review process. Integrate the environmental review process into your project design. Quickly and easily identify USFWS managed resources and suggested conservation measures for your project.

Explore species and habitat
See if any listed species, critical habitat, migratory birds or other natural resources may be impacted by your project. Using the map tool, explore other resources in your location, such as wetlands, wildlife refuges, GAP land cover, and other important biological resources.

Conduct a regulatory review
Log in and define a project to get an official species list and evaluate potential impacts on resources managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Follow IPaC's Endangered Species Review process—a streamlined, step-by-step consultation process available in select areas for certain project types, agencies, and species.

Perform an impact analysis
For projects or species not covered by the step-by-step consultation process, get a list of potential impacts from your specified project activities to use when making effect determinations.Receive conservation measures recommended by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists to avoid, minimize, or mitigate effects to listed species.

Open the tool

 

National Wetlands Database and Interactive Mapping Tool

The Wetlands mapper is designed to deliver easy-to-use, map like views of America’s Wetland resources. It integrates digital map data along with other resource information to produce current information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, and deepwater habitats. ?The wetlands displayed on the Wetlands Mapper show wetland type and extent using a biological definition of wetlands. There is no attempt to define the limits of proprietary jurisdiction of any Federal, State, or local government, or to establish the geographical scope of the regulatory programs of government agencies.?

 

 

Find a Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCCs)

Find an LCC here. The 22 LCCs collectively form a network of resource managers and scientists who share a common need for scientific information and interest in conservation. Each LCC brings together federal, state, and local governments along with Tribes and First Nations, non-governmental organizations, universities, and interested public and private organizations. Our partners work collaboratively to identify best practices, connect efforts, identify science gaps, and avoid duplication through conservation planning and design. 

Managing the landscapes that provide our natural and cultural resources has become increasingly challenging. With the signing of Secretarial Order No. 3289, the Department of the Interior launched the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) to better integrate science and management to address climate change and other landscape scale issues. By building a network that is holistic, collaborative, adaptive, and grounded in science, LCCs are working to ensure the sustainability of our economy, land, water, wildlife, and cultural resources. 

 

Arborist Search

 

Tree Planting Program

Dovetail Partners, Inc. has created an interactive map of organizations that provide resources, information, and assistance for people interested in planting trees. Each organization offers opportunities to get involved, whether it’s planting trees or making donations for trees and seeds. Click here.

It’s no secret that planting a tree is one of the best actions that you can take to improve and protect the environment. What you may not know, however, is that there are already hundreds of programs and efforts dedicated towards planting trees. By planting trees, we can improve air quality, harbor wildlife, and reduce carbon emissions that affect our climate. 

 

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.& ...

 

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.& ...

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

NRCS Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative and NFWF Recovered Oil Fund

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is fouling beaches, marshes and mudflats all along the northern Gulf coast, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has created the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative.& ...

 

Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
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Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

NRCS Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative

In November of 2009, Secretary Vilsack announced a commitment of $320 million over the next four years for a Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative to address water quality, wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation concerns in the Basin.& ...

 

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 ...

 

Arkansas Waterbirds on Working Lands Initiative
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The goal of Audubon's Waterbirds on Working Lands initiative is to identify and promote practical, agricultural practices that will maintain the economic viability of farms while measurably improving waterbird habitat value on private lands.

 

Arkansas Snake Guide
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This booklet is intended to help Arkansans identify venomous and nonvenomous snakes in The Natural State. Each species account includes a color photograph, common and scientific names, a range map, and descriptions of color, pattern, size, habitats, habits, activity periods, reproduction, foods and unique behaviors.

 

Wildlife Habitat Management For Arkansas Landowners

Whether you own five or five thousand acres, implementing a few habitat improvements on your property can help wildlife. This handbook introduces ideas for improving your land for wildlife and provides sources for additional information.

 

Financial Assistance for Wildlife Habitat

Summarizes opportunities in Arkansas for tax incentives, loans, grants, land retirement and easements, and cost-share programs for conservation management - from state, federal, and nonprofit sources.

 

Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives, or LCCs, are self-directed partnerships that link science with conservation actions to address climate change and other stressors within and across landscapes.

 

Feral hogs welcome for shooting
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Feral (wild) hogs are widespread in Arkansas, and these prolific animals are nuisances, extremely destructive to wildlife and are unwanted. Persons who release hogs into the wild are subject to arrest and stiff penalties.& ...

 

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.

 

State Of The Bobwhite - Grassland Conservation At A Crossroads
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This first annual “State of the Bobwhite” report by the National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative (NBCI) and the National Bobwhite Technical Committee (NBTC) provides a snapshot of the population, hunting, and conservation status of the northern bobwhite, Colinus virginianus.

 

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.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots - Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

Conservation Reserve Program - CP33–Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds - Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan 2006–2011 Final Report
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers a suite of Farm Bill conservation programs and practices that provide incentives to enhance environmental quality on privately-owned agricultural lands.

 

Under Cover - Wildlife of Shrublands and Young Forest
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The term “early successional habitat” describes the shrubs, trees, and other plants that grow back on the land after older vegetation has been removed or cut back.

 

Bobwhite Quail Biology and Management
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This is a 7-page fact sheet that covers life history, food requirements, habitat and forest management to benefit Bobwhite.

 

Lightning-Season Burning - Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
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Restoration, Management, and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley - Recommendations for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
By:

The conservation objective in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley is to provide forested habitat capable of supporting sustainable populations of all forest dependent wildlife species.

 

Benefits of Prescribed Burning
By:

Fire has shaped Louisiana’s landscape for thousands of years. Native Americans set fires to reduce “rough” vegetation, improve hunting areas and create space for crops.

 

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
By:

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).

 

Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Operational Plan
By:

For a landscape supporting healthy native bird populations across the LMVJV

 

Riparian Area Assessment Guide for Streamside Landowners
By:

This 26-page booklet introduces the Stream-A-Syst system to help landowners assess and manage their streams.  It contains a worksheet, action plan with recommended steps and sources of information to address various issues, and a visual (photographic) assessment guide.

 

Riparian Buffers - Functions and Value
By:

Defines riparian buffers and discusses various benefits, including property value, wildlife habitat, timber, and recreational/aesthetic/spiritual values.

 

Riparian buffers - Types and establishment methods
By:

Discusses grass, 3-zone, 2-zone, wildlife, urban and naturalized buffers and recommendations for how to choose, establish and cost-share.

 

Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
By:

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.

 

Best Management Practices for Waterbirds on Agricultural Land
By:

Defines and discusses management of nutrients, pests, tillage, harvest, and edge/buffers to benefit waterbirds.  Also provides crop-specific BMPs for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice.

 

Toxicities of Agricultural Pesticides to Selected Aquatic Organisms
By:

Lists toxicities of many different chemicals and how to reduce the risk of pesticide drift. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

The Role of Farm Policy in Achieving Large-Scale Conservation - Bobwhite and Buffers
By:

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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Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale Natural Gas Activities

This 30-page document developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with numerous state and federal agencies, provides a comprehensive overview of recommended voluntary practices for energy companies during exploration, drilling and reclamation activities.& ...

 

Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
By:

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.

 

A Field Guide to Southeast Bird Monitoring Protocols and Programs
By:

A review of bird census techniques opens with the statement that ‘birds are counted for a wide variety of reasons by a bewildering range of methods’.

 

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians And Reptiles of the Southeastern United States
By:

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.

 

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative Unified Strategy to Restore Wild Quail
By:

Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) were once common, even abundant, on farms, rangelands and forests across more than 30 states. Bobwhites have declined an average of 3% per year since 1966, and have virtually disappeared from some northern states.

 

12 Wildlife Habitat Tips for Small Acreages
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This brief University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture publication includes tips for developing a management plan and actual practices for habitat management.

 

Costs of Small Scale Catfish Production
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Cost estimates developed for 6 2-acre levee ponds, including production facilities, site selection and pond construction, feed storage, water supply, equipment, and production practices.

 

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.

 

Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

Methylmercury is a form of mercury that is found in most freshwater and saltwater fish. In some lakes, rivers, and coastal waters in California, methylmercury has been found in some types of fish at concentrations that may be harmful to human health.

 

Show Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals (105)
There are 105 resources serving Ouachita Mountains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Ouachita Mountains Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Clint Johnson
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Mayflower, AR
Daniel Greenfield
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Brinkley, 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
Jason Honey
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Mayflower, AR
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
Michelle Furr
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Fort Smith, AR
Ricky Chastain
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Perrytown, AR
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
Susan Nimmo
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Camden, AR
Ted Zawislak
Statewide Private Lands Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Arkansas Prescribed Fire Network
- Little Rock, AR
Chloeta Fire Inc.
- Midwest City, OK
Chloeta Fire, LLC
Mark D. Masters - CEO - Oklahoma City, OK
F&W Forestry Services
- Albany, GA
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Little Rock, AR
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Hargrave Forestry Management Service
Wade C. Hargrave - Batesville, AR
Heath D Garner
Southern Ecological Services - Jonesboro, AR
James F. Reese
F&W Forestry Services - Regional Advisor - El Dorado, AR
Kevin Kilcrease
Arkansas Forestry Commision - Firewise Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Ralph B Meeker
Wildlife Landscapes - Greenwood, AR
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Southern Fire Exchange
Kevin Robertson - Fire Ecology Research Scientist - Tallahassee, FL
Tim White
Golden Oak Consulting Inc - President - Russellville, AR
Tri-State Forestry Services, LLC
- Sheridan, AR
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
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
Barnum Forestry Service
Garner Barnum - Searcy, AR
Bobby J. Roberts
Progressive Timber Resources, LLC - Monticello, 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
Clint Johnson
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Mayflower, AR
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
Cormier Forestry Service, Inc.
Kent C. Cormier - Little Rock, AR
Dan A Estes Forestry
Dan A. Estes - Malvern, AR
Daniel Greenfield
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
Frank W. Wright
Deltic Timber Corporation - El Dorado, AR
Gary A. Burns, ACF
Burns Forestry - Owner - Crockett, TX
Green Bay Packaging, Inc., LAP
Jamie Hill - Morrilton, AR
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
Jason Honey
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Mayflower, AR
Jim Metcalf
Deltic Timber Corporation - El Dorado, AR
Jim O. Hefley
Resource Management Service - Rison, AR
Johnson Forestry Consulting
Eric S. Johnson - Palestine, 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
Mann Forestry Inc.
Burt Mann - Hot Springs, AR
Matt Taylor
American Forest Management - Wildlife Biologist - Charlotte, NC
Michelle Furr
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Fort Smith, AR
Pied Piper Nuisance Animal Control
Isaac Barger - Bigelow, AR
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 Chastain
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Perrytown, AR
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Robert D. Hoover
Deltic Timber Corporation - El Dorado, 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
Susan Nimmo
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Camden, AR
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
Triplett Timber and Realty, Inc
Richard B. Burton - Lewisville, AR
Wayne Owen
UAP Distribution - Monticello, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX

 Wildlife Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Wildlife Best Management Practices (38)
Fire Effects Information System

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of the scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. FEIS provides reviews that are efficient to use, thoroughly documented, and defensible. Approximately 15 to 30 new or revised reviews are published in FEIS each year. There are 3 types of FEIS reviews:

  1. Species Reviews 
  2. Fire Studies 
  3. Fire Regime Syntheses 

 

Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
By:

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

 

NRCS Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative and NFWF Recovered Oil Fund

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is fouling beaches, marshes and mudflats all along the northern Gulf coast, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has created the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative.& ...

 

NRCS Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative

In November of 2009, Secretary Vilsack announced a commitment of $320 million over the next four years for a Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative to address water quality, wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation concerns in the Basin.& ...

 

Fire Management and Longleaf Pine in Mississippi
By:

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

 

Wildlife Habitat Management For Arkansas Landowners

Whether you own five or five thousand acres, implementing a few habitat improvements on your property can help wildlife. This handbook introduces ideas for improving your land for wildlife and provides sources for additional information.

 

The National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative - A range-wide plan for recovering bobwhites
By:

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.

 

A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots - Blending Science with Common Sense
By:

This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

 

CP 33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds

CP-33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds is available under the United States Department of Agriculture Continuous Conservation Reserve Program (CCRP).

 

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.

 

Lightning-Season Burning - Friend or Foe of Breeding Birds?
By:

 

Restoration, Management, and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley - Recommendations for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat
By:

The conservation objective in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley is to provide forested habitat capable of supporting sustainable populations of all forest dependent wildlife species.

 

Benefits of Prescribed Burning
By:

Fire has shaped Louisiana’s landscape for thousands of years. Native Americans set fires to reduce “rough” vegetation, improve hunting areas and create space for crops.

 

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
By:

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
By:

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).

 

Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture Operational Plan
By:

For a landscape supporting healthy native bird populations across the LMVJV

 

Riparian Area Assessment Guide for Streamside Landowners
By:

This 26-page booklet introduces the Stream-A-Syst system to help landowners assess and manage their streams.  It contains a worksheet, action plan with recommended steps and sources of information to address various issues, and a visual (photographic) assessment guide.

 

Riparian Buffers - Functions and Value
By:

Defines riparian buffers and discusses various benefits, including property value, wildlife habitat, timber, and recreational/aesthetic/spiritual values.

 

Riparian buffers - Types and establishment methods
By:

Discusses grass, 3-zone, 2-zone, wildlife, urban and naturalized buffers and recommendations for how to choose, establish and cost-share.

 

Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
By:

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.

 

Best Management Practices for Waterbirds on Agricultural Land
By:

Defines and discusses management of nutrients, pests, tillage, harvest, and edge/buffers to benefit waterbirds.  Also provides crop-specific BMPs for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice.

 

Toxicities of Agricultural Pesticides to Selected Aquatic Organisms
By:

Lists toxicities of many different chemicals and how to reduce the risk of pesticide drift. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

The Role of Farm Policy in Achieving Large-Scale Conservation - Bobwhite and Buffers
By:

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
By:

 

Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale Natural Gas Activities

This 30-page document developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with numerous state and federal agencies, provides a comprehensive overview of recommended voluntary practices for energy companies during exploration, drilling and reclamation activities.& ...

 

Establishing Native Warm Season Grasses For Upland Wildlife
By:

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.

 

Strategies for Managing the Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife and Ecosystems

From The Heinz Center, this 2008 lengthy publication is targeted to land managers who practice adaptive management.

 

Prescribed Fire Associations
By:

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.

 

A Field Guide to Southeast Bird Monitoring Protocols and Programs
By:

A review of bird census techniques opens with the statement that ‘birds are counted for a wide variety of reasons by a bewildering range of methods’.

 

Habitat Management Guidelines for Amphibians And Reptiles of the Southeastern United States
By:

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.

 

National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative Unified Strategy to Restore Wild Quail
By:

Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) were once common, even abundant, on farms, rangelands and forests across more than 30 states. Bobwhites have declined an average of 3% per year since 1966, and have virtually disappeared from some northern states.

 

12 Wildlife Habitat Tips for Small Acreages
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This brief University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture publication includes tips for developing a management plan and actual practices for habitat management.

 

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.

 

Costs of Small Scale Catfish Production
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Cost estimates developed for 6 2-acre levee ponds, including production facilities, site selection and pond construction, feed storage, water supply, equipment, and production practices.

 

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.

 

Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

Methylmercury is a form of mercury that is found in most freshwater and saltwater fish. In some lakes, rivers, and coastal waters in California, methylmercury has been found in some types of fish at concentrations that may be harmful to human health.

 

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 Wildlife Resources

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Wildlife Action Plan News Items
UAPB researchers study distribution of fish species endemic to Strawberry River - UAPB News
6/15/2017 3:00:00 AM
UAPB researchers study distribution of fish species endemic to Strawberry River    UAPB News Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of ...

Colclasure gets new job with state's Game & Fish - Arkansas Online
7/14/2016 3:00:00 AM
Colclasure gets new job with state's Game & Fish    Arkansas Online Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission Director Chris Colclasure will start work as an assistant deputy director for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, ...

Wildlife and Habitat Management News Items
Workshops seek to improve wild fowl habitat | Outdoors - Magnoliareporter
8/16/2019 1:30:00 AM
Workshops seek to improve wild fowl habitat | Outdoors    Magnoliareporter Workshops held during June in Hope and El Dorado were collaborative efforts to improve habitat for turkey, quail and other wildlife in South Arkansas.

2019 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame only a few weeks away - Areawide News
8/14/2019 1:03:45 AM
2019 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame only a few weeks away    Areawide News The 2019 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame is coming up Saturday, August 24 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. This year marks the 28th ...

First building for Walmart's new home office gets OK - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
8/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
First building for Walmart's new home office gets OK    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the development of a new Walmart Layout Center, the first building for the retailer's new home office.

Outdoors briefs - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
8/4/2019 3:43:00 AM
Outdoors briefs    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette AGFC offers permit dove hunts. Dove season begins Sept. 1, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will provide four permit-only hunts on private land.

Blaney, Bowles, Yell County Wildlife Federation honored at awards banquet - Russellville Courier
8/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Blaney, Bowles, Yell County Wildlife Federation honored at awards banquet    Russellville Courier WHITE HALL -- Martin Blaney, Sasha Bowles and the Yell County Wildlife Federation (YCWF) were honored during the 2019 Arkansas Wildlife Federation ...

Application period begins for private-land permit dove hunts - Harrison Daily
8/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Application period begins for private-land permit dove hunts    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK – Dove season is right around the corner marking the first statewide fall hunting season, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is ...

Highway medians great spots for quail, pollinators - Arkansas Online
7/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Highway medians great spots for quail, pollinators    Arkansas Online Connie Meskimen -- a member of the Purple Hull Society, attorney and social antagonist -- is angry about official abuse of roadside flora. On April 16, he emailed ...

A shaken Alliance: Bayou Bartholomew, one the state's most diverse streams for fish and wildlife, faces an uncertain future - Arkansas Online
7/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
A shaken Alliance: Bayou Bartholomew, one the state's most diverse streams for fish and wildlife, faces an uncertain future    Arkansas Online Bayou Bartholomew, once a swampy afterthought and a tire dump, was resurrected as a wetlands eco-center through decades of cleanup, education and an ...

Rewilding Arkansas Part Two - El Dorado News-Times
7/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rewilding Arkansas Part Two    El Dorado News-Times Several months back, I wrote about the reintroduction of extinct or almost extinct animals back into the wild in various states and countries.

Conservation leaders get honors - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
7/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Conservation leaders get honors    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Arkansas Wildlife Federation will honor the state's top conservationists at its annual Conservation Achievement Awards Banquet on Saturday at White Hall.

AGFC ready to liberalize furbearer hunting rules - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
7/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
AGFC ready to liberalize furbearer hunting rules    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Landowners and managers should get help managing turkey and quail Thursday when the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission votes on new furbearer ...

New bill may mean more ability to conserve at-risk wildlife species in Arkansas - www.fox16.com
7/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
New bill may mean more ability to conserve at-risk wildlife species in Arkansas    www.fox16.com WASHINGTON (News release) – Conservation of our nation's wildlife may see a dramatic boost thanks to a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives ...

Nonpaying customers don't help AGFC's mission - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
7/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Nonpaying customers don't help AGFC's mission    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Imagine a major retailer that is bleeding customers to online retailers and other nontraditional outlets.

In a nutshell, researchers counting turtles in Delta - Arkansas Online
7/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
In a nutshell, researchers counting turtles in Delta    Arkansas Online The Arkansas Delta is crawling with red-eared sliders, stinkpots and river cooters.

Hunting agreement reached between AGFC, Camp Robinson - www.fox16.com
6/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hunting agreement reached between AGFC, Camp Robinson    www.fox16.com North Little Rock, Ark. – (News Release) The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas National Guard recently revised their memorandum of ...

$10K bass team tournament returns to Camden - KARK
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
$10K bass team tournament returns to Camden    KARK Arkansas Bass Team Trail and The City of Camden present "The Rumble On The River Bass Team Tournament” Saturday, July 6 with over $10000 in cash and ...

Alligator hunt permit applications accepted June 15-30 - KARK
6/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Alligator hunt permit applications accepted June 15-30    KARK LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Applications for the 2019 Arkansas alligator season will be available at www.agfc.com from 8 a.m., June 15 through ...

Join Arkansas’s annual turkey and quail brood survey effort - KARK
6/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Join Arkansas’s annual turkey and quail brood survey effort    KARK LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is opening up participation in the state's annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey and ...

Urban archery hunts provide head start to deer season - KARK
6/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Urban archery hunts provide head start to deer season    KARK LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – The application period for Arkansas's special urban bowhunts for the 2019-20 deer hunting season is now open.

Flood warning issued for Lake Conway - KARK
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Flood warning issued for Lake Conway    KARK MAYFLOWER, Ark. (News release) – The National Weather *Service* in Little Rock has issued a Flood Warning for Lake Conway. The Arkansas Game and Fish ...

Rise in Arkansas River closes Pine Bluff nature center - KARK
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Rise in Arkansas River closes Pine Bluff nature center    KARK PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AGFC News release) — The Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center will be closed until further notice. With major flooding in ...

Bayou Meto WMA habitat loss is inconspicuous - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
5/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bayou Meto WMA habitat loss is inconspicuous    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette June is a week away, and the green tree reservoir at Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area remains above flood pool.

Southwest Arkansas prairie offers spectacular wildflowers | Outdoors - Magnoliareporter
5/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Southwest Arkansas prairie offers spectacular wildflowers | Outdoors    Magnoliareporter COLUMBUS, AR -- Garden centers throughout Arkansas are bursting at the seams with customers planting their favorite varieties of showy flowers each May, but ...

AGFC chairman displeased with sister agency - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
5/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
AGFC chairman displeased with sister agency    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Ford Overton, chairman of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, took the gloves off Wednesday to express his frustration with the Arkansas Natural ...

Bayou Meto WMA flooding relief goals discussed - Arkansas Online
5/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bayou Meto WMA flooding relief goals discussed    Arkansas Online If you drive in the Oklahoma Panhandle near Hardesty, you'll see a 3-mile long earthen dam rising about 120 feet above the prairie.

Wildlife Watch: Gator in Arkansas rice field - KARK
5/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife Watch: Gator in Arkansas rice field    KARK The big reptile has been spotted in Grubbs (Jackson County).

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 ...

Federal trial for former state senator postponed until 2021 - KARK
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Federal trial for former state senator postponed until 2021    KARK LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The federal trial of a former Arkansas state senator who is the nephew of the governor and son of a former U.S. senator is being ...

Duck season will extend to Jan. 31 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
5/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Duck season will extend to Jan. 31    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette How's that for mixed messaging? The U.S. Fish and Wildlife *Service* changed its season frameworks this year to allow states in the Mississippi Flyway to end ...

Trout permit prices to rise in Arkansas - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trout permit prices to rise in Arkansas    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Trout permit prices are going up. Arkansas's resident trout permit will rise from $5 to $10. The additional money will be used on trout management and ...

AR student trap shooters begin regional competition - KARK
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
AR student trap shooters begin regional competition    KARK JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (News release) – Schools and shooting teams from throughout Arkansas will begin converging each Friday and Saturday over the next six ...

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 ...

Midwesterners pick up where Arkansas fumbled - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Midwesterners pick up where Arkansas fumbled    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette In 2005, I met with Jimmy Nosler of Holly Grove, Bob Rogers of Hazen and the late Gary Robinson, former Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer ...

Craighead Electric to Plant Pollinators Near Solar One Project - amppob.com
4/2/2019 4:08:51 PM
Craighead Electric to Plant Pollinators Near Solar One Project    amppob.com The Northeast Arkansas Quail Forever (QF) recently teamed with Today's Power and Craighead Electric Cooperative to develop the appropriate seed mix, ...

Commissioners angry about Bayou Meto timber - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Commissioners angry about Bayou Meto timber    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette They are angry because for the third consecutive year, Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area is near full flood pool as the area's prized oak trees exit winter ...

AGFC hears 2019-20 duck season proposals - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
AGFC hears 2019-20 duck season proposals    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard a proposal for a 60-day duck season ending on Jan. 31, during its monthly meeting Thursday at Little Rock.

Hunters can help AGFC keep tabs on turkeys - Buckmasters Online
3/7/2019 10:41:20 AM
Hunters can help AGFC keep tabs on turkeys    Buckmasters Online Arkansas hunters can help the Game and Fish Commission track hunting effort and success throughout turkey season this spring by signing up to be a part of ...

Self-defense bill fails in committee - KARK
3/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Self-defense bill fails in committee    KARK LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Arkansas lawmakers are now deciding what to do with a controversial bill that would allow people to use deadly force in self-defense.

Officials taking a gander at options for Arkansas airport's goose problem - Arkansas Online
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Officials taking a gander at options for Arkansas airport's goose problem    Arkansas Online Geese have become a problem in this Northwest Arkansas city, and as officials in cities around the state have done, Bentonville leaders are looking at ...

A fee for bird-watching? French Hill has an idea for Game and Fish - Arkansas Times
2/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
A fee for bird-watching? French Hill has an idea for Game and Fish    Arkansas Times U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock wrote the state Game and Fish Commission before a recent town hall meeting with an idea for increasing revenue by raising ...

AGFC fields hard balls at meeting - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
2/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
AGFC fields hard balls at meeting    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Despite torrential rain and cold, a standing-room-only crowd attended the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Town Hall meeting Tuesday at Little Rock.

Farm Bill benefits Arkansas conservation programs - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farm Bill benefits Arkansas conservation programs    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill offers renewed hope for conservation-minded landowners who are looking for ways to benefit wildlife habitat on their property ...

AGFC enters new territory with Town Hall meeting - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
2/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
AGFC enters new territory with Town Hall meeting    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Of its many public meetings over the years, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has never held one like the Town Hall scheduled for Feb. 19.

$75M available for Arkansas private landowners to combat feral hogs - Magnolia Banner News
2/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
$75M available for Arkansas private landowners to combat feral hogs    Magnolia Banner News The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law on Dec. 20, offers renewed hope for conservation-minded landowners who are looking for ways to benefit ...

Sick bald eagle found in Arkansas likely suffering from lead poisoning - Arkansas Online
1/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sick bald eagle found in Arkansas likely suffering from lead poisoning    Arkansas Online A bald eagle that was struggling to fly in central Arkansas was likely poisoned by lead, a raptor recovery expert said Monday following a weeklong search and ...

Game and fish fine collection creates education opportunities for students in Arkansas - Baxter Bulletin
1/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Game and fish fine collection creates education opportunities for students in Arkansas    Baxter Bulletin Fines collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) for fiscal year 2019 are going to allow area students opportunities to enjoy the great ...

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 ...

Arkansas waterfowl report - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas waterfowl report    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists estimate 1 million total ducks in the Delta. That is consistent with recent years, but mallard numbers were ...

Don't empty our state of wildlife - Arkansas Online
1/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Don't empty our state of wildlife    Arkansas Online If you have been to New York's Central Park, I am sure you marvel at how the city manages to keep such a large block of trees and vegetation intact. And if you ...

Trust set to protect 900 acres in Ozarks; tract along lake seen as 'pristine' - Arkansas Online
1/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trust set to protect 900 acres in Ozarks; tract along lake seen as 'pristine'    Arkansas Online A 900-acre property along Bull Shoals Lake that's described as "pristine" will be preserved forever under a contract between the owners, Gerald and Dwan ...

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report for Jan. 9, 2019 - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
1/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report for Jan. 9, 2019    AmmoLand Shooting Sports News USA – -(Ammoland.com) Weather Patterns Continue to Affect Duck Numbers.Anecdotally, we've heard of some good waterfowl hunts of late, mixed in with ...

Missouri, Oklahoma make bids for Arkansas ducks - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Missouri, Oklahoma make bids for Arkansas ducks    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Finally, ducks have arrived in Arkansas. We were worried, but apparently bad weather in Missouri moved some ducks south. A friend hunted in southeast ...

Arkansas Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt Jan. 5-6 - KARK
1/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Youth Modern Gun Deer Hunt Jan. 5-6    KARK LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) — The second modern gun deer hunt for youth hunters will take place across Arkansas this Saturday and Sunday.

New Year, New Pay: Arkansas Minimum Wage Employees Get Raise in Two Weeks - KARK
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Year, New Pay: Arkansas Minimum Wage Employees Get Raise in Two Weeks    KARK It's the first of three increases voters approved in November.

New Focus On Flooding Could Help Duck Habitat - Arkansas Business Online
12/10/2018 7:15:19 AM
New Focus On Flooding Could Help Duck Habitat    Arkansas Business Online The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Greentree reservoirs, originally envisioned as an ideal way to impound water and provide valuable duck habitat, ...

Fish habitat enhanced at Lake Norfork - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fish habitat enhanced at Lake Norfork    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Frigid temperatures and shorter days haven't stopped Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists and staff from adding massive amounts of natural cover ...

Drawings meant to enhance hunts - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Drawings meant to enhance hunts    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette More than 60000 acres of wetland habitat are available for waterfowl hunters on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas. Nearly all ...

High water closes deer hunting in some areas - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
High water closes deer hunting in some areas    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette High water on the White and Cache rivers has forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to temporarily close deer season in some wildlife management ...

Arkansas Game and Fish close deer hunting in flood-prone areas - KATV
11/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Game and Fish close deer hunting in flood-prone areas    KATV High water on the White and Cache rivers forces the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to temporarily close deer season on private land in some eastern ...

Game and Fish adds more public land - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
11/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Game and Fish adds more public land    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has added nearly 6000 acres to its wildlife management system thanks to federal money through the ...

High river water closes deer hunting in some areas of eastern Arkansas - THV11.com KTHV
11/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
High river water closes deer hunting in some areas of eastern Arkansas    THV11.com KTHV JONESBORO, Ark. (KTHV) – High water on the White and Cache rivers has forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to temporarily close deer season in ...

Quail Conservation Stamp funds northern bobwhite habitat | Outdoors - Magnoliareporter
10/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Quail Conservation Stamp funds northern bobwhite habitat | Outdoors    Magnoliareporter Conservationists have a new way to contribute to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's efforts at replacing wildlife habitat for the northern bobwhite, ...

New Drop-off Locations for Deer Disease Tests - KARK
9/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Drop-off Locations for Deer Disease Tests    KARK The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission announced new drop-off locations for Chronic Wasting Disease.

Articles a treat for bird hunters - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Articles a treat for bird hunters    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Quail Forever Upland Bird Hunting Super Issue is the rare magazine that I read cover to cover. It's a throwback to an era when sporting magazines took us ...

Habitat good for early waterfowl - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Habitat good for early waterfowl    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Blue-winged teal and other early-migrating waterfowl are beginning their annual trek south. Nearly all of the public, moist-soil land managed by the Arkansas ...

State wants to help landowners improve quail habitat - Magnoliareporter
3/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
State wants to help landowners improve quail habitat    Magnoliareporter The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever are teaming up to provide a special landowner workshop devoted to northern bobwhite ...

Harvesting trees essential to wildlife management - Baxter Bulletin
2/17/2017 3:00:00 AM
Harvesting trees essential to wildlife management    Baxter Bulletin LITTLE ROCK – Every year, a few hunters who enjoy public land hunting on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management areas will arrive to their ...

Harvesting Trees Essential to Arkansas Wildlife Management - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
2/16/2017 3:00:00 AM
Harvesting Trees Essential to Arkansas Wildlife Management    AmmoLand Shooting Sports News LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -(Ammoland.com)- Every year, a few hunters who enjoy public land hunting on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife management ...

Deer management cooperatives can build the herd in Arkansas - Magnoliareporter
11/14/2016 3:00:00 AM
Deer management cooperatives can build the herd in Arkansas    Magnoliareporter Deer management cooperatives are partnerships between neighboring landowners or deer clubs that allow the participants to manage deer more effectively.