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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
By:

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
By:

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
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.& ...

 

Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
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.  ...

 

Conservation Reserve Program - CP33–Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds - Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan 2006–2011 Final Report
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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?
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.

 

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
By:

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
By:

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
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.

 

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 (93)
There are 93 resources serving Ozark Highlands Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving Ozark Highlands Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Ben Field
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, AR
Bo Reid
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Jonesboro, AR
Carl Frentress
Senior Wildlife Biologist - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Chance Kimbrough
Advanced Ecology, Ltd. - Wildlife Biologist / Forester - Center, TX
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
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
Ron Moore
Arkansas Fish and Game Commission - District 1 Biologist - Rogers, 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
Ted Zawislak
Statewide Private Lands Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, AR
Terry Anderson
President - Advanced Ecology LLC - Center, TX
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Fire Services / Prescribed Burning
Arkansas Prescribed Fire Network
- Little Rock, AR
Chloeta
- Jay, 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
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Athens, GA
Southern Fire Exchange
Kevin Robertson - Fire Ecology Research Scientist - Tallahassee, FL
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
Brandon Booth
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Casey Hares
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
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
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Matt Lindsey
Natural State Streams - Little Rock, AR
Rick Gates, R.F.
Diehl & Gates Forestry LLC - Partner - Bossier City, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - 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
Ben Field
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, 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
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
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
Hugh Lumpkin
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Eureka Springs, 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
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
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, 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
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Ted Zawislak
Statewide Private Lands Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Calico Rock, 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

 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
By:

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
By:

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

 

Costs of Small Scale Catfish Production
By:

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
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.

 

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

The following news articles are provided by the Google News service and do not reflect the views or imply an endorsement by the Arkansas Land Conservation Assistance Network and its affiliates. We cannot guarantee the relevance of the content of this page or any links that may be followed from the articles herein.

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
SPONSORED: New Focus On Flooding Could Help Duck Habitat - Arkansas Business Online
12/10/2018 7:00:00 AM
SPONSORED: 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, ...

Arkansas waterfowl report - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
12/6/2018 3:16:00 AM
Arkansas waterfowl report    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Waterfowl season resumes with the second portion of the three-split, 60-day season at 30 minutes before sunrise today. The second portion will run until sunset ...

Fish habitat enhanced at Lake Norfork - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
12/4/2018 2:00:00 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 ...

Major fish habitat projects continue for large north Arkansas lakes - Harrison Daily
12/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Major fish habitat projects continue for large north Arkansas lakes    Harrison Daily MOUNTAIN HOME — Frigid temperatures and shorter days may have many people's eyes focused on the deer stand or duck blind, but Arkansas Game and Fish ...

Delta Catholic shows duck hunters a good time in hometown - Arkansas Catholic
11/25/2018 10:06:29 PM
Delta Catholic shows duck hunters a good time in hometown    Arkansas Catholic Boyd Wright's not the best duck hunter in the world and he's the first one to admit it. But he gets as excited as anyone about the mallards making the annual ...

Local News: AGFC gives update on Lake Poinsett Project (11/23/18) - Democrat Tribune
11/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local News: AGFC gives update on Lake Poinsett Project (11/23/18)    Democrat Tribune The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission met with a packed room of community members to give an update on the status of Lake Poinsett last week.

State of Arkansas adds 6000 acres to wildlife management system - Magnoliareporter
11/22/2018 1:30:00 AM
State of Arkansas adds 6000 acres to wildlife management system    Magnoliareporter Thanks to federal money through the Pittman-Robertson Act and partnerships with other agencies and private landowners, the Arkansas Game and Fish ...

Westerman supports Manage Our Wolves Act - Times Record
11/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Westerman supports Manage Our Wolves Act    Times Record U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, 4th District Congressman for Arkansas, said Friday he supported passage of H.R. 6784- the Manage Our Wolves Act.“This ...

First waterfowl report for 2018-19 season available online | News - Harrison Daily
11/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
First waterfowl report for 2018-19 season available online | News    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK – Opening day of Arkansas's 2018-19 duck season is Saturday, and the first report for habitat conditions on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission ...

Drawings meant to enhance hunts - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Drawings meant to enhance hunts    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 ...

Application for online waterfowl hunts begins | News - Harrison Daily
11/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Application for online waterfowl hunts begins | News    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK — More than 60000 acres of wetland habitat are available for waterfowl hunters through Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife ...

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 - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
11/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Game and Fish adds more public land    Northwest 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 ...

SPONSORED: Fall Tillage Foils Waterfowl Feasts - Arkansas Business Online
10/22/2018 8:40:32 AM
SPONSORED: Fall Tillage Foils Waterfowl Feasts    Arkansas Business Online Agriculture and waterfowl hunting have enjoyed a friendly relationship through the years. Farmers earn extra income leasing their flooded rice fields to hunters, ...

New wildlife regulations eyed this week | News - Harrison Daily
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
New wildlife regulations eyed this week | News    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK -- Staff with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission presented the first reading of proposed changes to the Commission's captive wildlife ...

PHOTOS: New nature trail opens on island in Arkansas lake - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
10/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
PHOTOS: New nature trail opens on island in Arkansas lake    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Strolling under the tall oaks and pines of the new Electric Island Nature Trail, with motorboats bulldozing foaming hillocks through Lake Hamilton a few hundred ...

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 ...

Inaugural Arkansas Quail Conservation Stamp | News - Harrison Daily
9/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Inaugural Arkansas Quail Conservation Stamp | News    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK — Conservationists have a new way to contribute to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's efforts at replacing wildlife habitat for the ...

Duck hunting plan has limitations - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Duck hunting plan has limitations    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will vote Sept. 20 on a regulation that will specify which days non-residents may hunt ducks on wildlife management ...

AGFC offers more than $768,000 in wildlife fines for education grants - THV11.com KTHV
8/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
AGFC offers more than $768,000 in wildlife fines for education grants    THV11.com KTHV LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – More than $768,000 collected from wildlife fines is available for Arkansas educators to apply for grants through the AGFC's Conservation ...

Feral hogs rooting up state | News - Harrison Daily
8/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Feral hogs rooting up state | News    Harrison Daily Feral hogs aren't just a problem in Arkansas. It is a national problem, said Wes Ward, Secretary of the Arkansas Agriculture Department. Here, in Arkansas' 75 ...

For love of dove - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
8/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
For love of dove    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Kids are back in school and Arkansas hunters are preparing for the fall festival that begins Sept. 1 with the opening of dove season and early Canada goose ...

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission proposes WMA duck hunting rule - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission proposes WMA duck hunting rule    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission proposed a regulation to stabilize non-resident duck hunting pressure on state-owned wildlife management areas ...

The buck is back on AGFC license plate - Harrison Daily
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
The buck is back on AGFC license plate    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK – For the third time in 19 years of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's conservation license plate program, a white-tailed deer graces the ...

Exxon is asked to ante up for central Arkansas spill; plan seeks $1.8M for 2013 damage - Arkansas Online
8/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Exxon is asked to ante up for central Arkansas spill; plan seeks $1.8M for 2013 damage    Arkansas Online More than five years after a pipeline burst in Mayflower near Lake Conway, state and federal officials have asked Exxon Mobil Corp. to pay more than $1.8 ...

Survey measuring damage caused by feral hogs in Arkansas - Magnoliareporter
8/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Survey measuring damage caused by feral hogs in Arkansas    Magnoliareporter The Arkansas Forest Resources Center has launched a survey, the first of its kind in the state, to measure the scope of damage caused by feral hogs in Arkansas ...

ARKANSAS | AGFC adds 975 acres to Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area - STL.News
8/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
ARKANSAS | AGFC adds 975 acres to Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area    STL.News BEEBE, AR - Thanks to a partnership with The Trust for Public Land and the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has ...

AGFC air drops waterfowl habitat on Millwood Lake - Harrison Daily
7/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
AGFC air drops waterfowl habitat on Millwood Lake    Harrison Daily SARATOGA — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists increased the food available to wintering waterfowl on Millwood Lake last Friday with a special ...

Millwood Lake millet drop may improve fish and fowl habitat - Magnoliareporter
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Millwood Lake millet drop may improve fish and fowl habitat    Magnoliareporter Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists increased the food available to wintering waterfowl on Millwood Lake last Friday with a special air delivery of ...

Federal, state agencies sue 2 firms over Arkansas oil spill - Arkansas Online
7/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Federal, state agencies sue 2 firms over Arkansas oil spill    Arkansas Online Federal and state agencies are suing two companies for civil penalties related to a 2013 oil spill that dumped nearly 6000 barrels of crude oil in southwest ...

Illegal Crayfish, Some from Arkansas, Seized at US-Canada Border - KARK
7/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Illegal Crayfish, Some from Arkansas, Seized at US-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 ...

NBGC Model Farm Field Day July 26 at Altheimer, Arkansas - UAPB News
7/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
NBGC Model Farm Field Day July 26 at Altheimer, Arkansas    UAPB News Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Area growers can get a glimpse of new technologies and practices when they attend the ...

Two Arkansas Men Arrested After Attempt To Burn Wildlife Officer's Truck - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Two Arkansas Men Arrested After Attempt To Burn Wildlife Officer's Truck    AmmoLand Shooting Sports News EL DORADO, Arkansas –-(Ammoland.com)- Two Union County men were arrested last week after evidence was developed that they had attempted to burn an ...

Big Bore Air Rifles Now Legal For Deer Hunting Season In Arkansas - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Big Bore Air Rifles Now Legal For Deer Hunting Season In Arkansas    AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Arkansas Game and Fish Commissioners voted to legalize large-caliber air rifles that meet certain standards for deer hunting during modern gun season.

Arkansas governor appoints forester to Game and Fish panel - Arkansas Online
7/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas governor appoints forester to Game and Fish panel    Arkansas Online Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday appointed John David Neeley of Camden to a seven-year term on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, succeeding ...

Declining Turkey Harvest Common Theme in Southeastern US - KARK
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Declining Turkey Harvest Common Theme in Southeastern US    KARK BISMARCK, Ark. (AGFC) – Arkansas's harvest of wild turkeys during April's 16-day season continued in the declining direction seen for the past 14 years.

State wild turkey harvest continues to fall -- down to 147 in Columbia County last year - Magnoliareporter
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
State wild turkey harvest continues to fall -- down to 147 in Columbia County last year    Magnoliareporter Arkansas's harvest of wild turkeys during April's 16-day season continued in the declining direction seen for the past 14 years.

Dozens of Scientists Urge Arkansas to Ban Commercial Turtle Trapping - Center for Biological Diversity
6/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dozens of Scientists Urge Arkansas to Ban Commercial Turtle Trapping    Center for Biological Diversity LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today received a letter signed by dozens of scientists supporting a ban on commercial trapping ...

Arkansas wildlife ecologist studies black bear populations | General - High Plains Journal
5/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas wildlife ecologist studies black bear populations | General    High Plains Journal Once common throughout the bottomland hardwood forests of eastern Arkansas and neighboring states, the native black bear was nearly eradicated by the ...

Research into South Arkansas bear population under way - Magnoliareporter
5/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Research into South Arkansas bear population under way    Magnoliareporter MONTICELLO — Once common throughout the bottomland hardwood forests of eastern Arkansas and neighboring states, the native black bear was nearly ...

ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Huge fish hatchery has plethora of delights for visitors - Arkansas Online
5/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
ARKANSAS TRAVEL: Huge fish hatchery has plethora of delights for visitors    Arkansas Online It takes only a dollar to set off a feeding frenzy at Norfork National Fish Hatchery, the nation's largest such federal facility.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passes new hunting regulations - Arkansas Online
5/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passes new hunting regulations    Arkansas Online The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passed new hunting regulations for the 2018-2019 hunting seasons, voted to obtain new public fishing access areas ...

AGFC refines proposed hunting regulations - Arkansas Online
4/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
AGFC refines proposed hunting regulations    Arkansas Online The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission tabled and advanced several waterfowl hunting regulations and heard 2019 fishing regulations proposals at its ...

A conservation success story in Arkansas and the nation - Arkansas Online
4/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
A conservation success story in Arkansas and the nation    Arkansas Online Turkey hunting is a sport steeped in history and tradition. Archaeological evidence indicates Native Americans used wingbone turkey calls as far back as 4000 ...

Going Hog Wild | Arkansas News - U.S. News & World Report
3/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Going Hog Wild | Arkansas News    U.S. News & World Report HORATIO, Ark. (AP) — Feral hogs are everywhere in Arkansas and have become "non-native invaders."

Jennifer James: Arkansas Farmer of the Year - Delta Farm Press
3/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Jennifer James: Arkansas Farmer of the Year    Delta Farm Press Arkansas farmer Jennifer James is grounded in conservation and sustainability.

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 ...

RICHARD MASON: Cougar comeback in Arkansas will aid ecosystem - Arkansas Online
2/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
RICHARD MASON: Cougar comeback in Arkansas will aid ecosystem    Arkansas Online I was sitting in my SUV at Walmart when a friend walked up and started a conversation. We talked about the dozens of mountain lion sightings in south Arkansas ...

Wildlife Officer Jon Coats Addresses the Rotary Club of Heber Springs - Heber Springs Sun-Times
1/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife Officer Jon Coats Addresses the Rotary Club of Heber Springs    Heber Springs Sun-Times The January 23 presenter for the meeting of the Rotary Club of Heber Springs was Jon Coats, Wildlife Officer for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

NRCS announces incentive program for feral swine management - Harrison Daily
1/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
NRCS announces incentive program for feral swine management    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK – USDA Natural Resources Conservation *Service* State Conservationist Mike Sullivan has announced producers in 10 Arkansas counties can ...

Arkansas State Parks names new operations manager | News - Harrison Daily
1/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas State Parks names new operations manager | News    Harrison Daily An important senior management position with Arkansas State Parks has been filled by former Region 5 Manager Mike Wilson. Wilson joined the park system in ...

Access for hunting, angling highlight 2017 | News - Harrison Daily
1/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Access for hunting, angling highlight 2017 | News    Harrison Daily LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission added more than 2220 acres of access for hunters and anglers in 2017. Land for waterfowl hunting, ...

The great comeback of Arkansas wood ducks - Arkansas Online
12/31/2017 3:00:00 AM
The great comeback of Arkansas wood ducks    Arkansas Online Of the 15 species of ducks most likely to be killed by Arkansas hunters, only the wood duck lives here in appreciable numbers year-round. Most ducks breed ...

Outdoors enthusiasts cheering the expansion of the public Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area - Arkansas Online
11/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors enthusiasts cheering the expansion of the public Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area    Arkansas Online CRAWFORD COUNTY -- The general public wasn't cheering and jumping for joy, but hunters and birdwatchers were pretty excited in July when the Arkansas ...

Hidden havens provide small-game-hunting opportunities - Arkansas Online
9/24/2017 3:00:00 AM
Hidden havens provide small-game-hunting opportunities    Arkansas Online When it comes to small-game-hunting opportunities, Arkansas truly is the sportsman's Land of Opportunity. The Natural State offers an exciting array of ...

Quail Forever Hires Their First Biologist in Arkansas - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
8/17/2017 3:00:00 AM
Quail Forever Hires Their First Biologist in Arkansas    AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Quail Forever and its partners have selected Ryan Diener as the organization's first Senior Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist in the state of Arkansas.

Partnership nearly triples public waterfowl-hunting and bird-watching area in northwest Arkansas - Harrison Daily
8/3/2017 3:00:00 AM
Partnership nearly triples public waterfowl-hunting and bird-watching area in northwest Arkansas    Harrison Daily Thanks to a partnership with the Trust for Public Land and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration grants, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has completed ...

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.

Bayou Meto: First Arkansas wildlife management area - Log Cabin Democrat
1/10/2015 3:00:00 AM
Bayou Meto: First Arkansas wildlife management area    Log Cabin Democrat Here in 2015 it is easy to overlook the impact on our outdoor life in Arkansas immediately after World War II.Illustrations are Bayou Meto Wildlife Management ...