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Show Articles on Wildlife and Habitat Management (52)
A talk with Carter Smith of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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Watch and listen to a talk with Carter Smith the Executive Director and Tom Harvey the Deputy Director of Communications of the Texas Parks ...

 

Using Existing Tools to Expand Cooperative Conservation for Candidate Species Across Federal and Non-Federal Lands
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For many years the Service has worked with partners to help them develop Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCAs). CCAs primarily have been developed by Federal agencies to cover Federal lands, and several have resulted in conservation efforts that made listing unnecessary.

 

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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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?
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
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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 (88)
There are 88 resources serving South Central Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Wildlife and Habitat Management Organizations & Professionals serving South Central Plains Region
Biologists / Ecologists
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - 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 RepresentativeOH
Layher Biologics RTEC Inc.
Bill Layher, PhD - Pine Bluff, AR
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
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
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Little Rock, AR
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Apex, NC
Hargrave Forestry Management Service
Wade C. Hargrave - Batesville, AR
Heath D Garner
Southern Ecological Services - Jonesboro, AR
Joe Woolbright
Ozark Ecological Restoration Incorporation - Siloam Springs, AR
Kevin Kilcrease
Arkansas Forestry Commision - Firewise Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Kevin M Knight
Knight Fire Rescue Consulting - Prairie Grove, AR
Ralph B Meeker
Wildlife Landscapes - Greenwood, AR
Russell L Lancaster
Russ Lancaster/Greg Berryman Dozer Service - Fox, AR
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Southern Fire Exchange
Kevin Robertson - Fire Ecology Research Scientist - Tallahassee, FL
Steep Creek Fire and Land Management
Clay Knighten - Owner - Operations Leader - Conway, 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
Charles “Bo” Collins
Sunrise Fisheries, Inc. - Fisheries Biologist - Lake Village, 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
Jerry Williamson
Sunrise Fisheries - Aquaculturalist and Certified Fishery Scientist - Lake Village, AR
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
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
TJ Hein
Natural State Streams - Little Rock, AR
Wetland Consultants Unlimited, LLC
- Bill Bailey - Benton, AR
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
Bobby J. Roberts
Progressive Timber Resources, LLC - Monticello, AR
Central Hardwoods Joint Venture
Jane Fitzgerald - Coordinator - Reeds Spring, MO
Clif Crawford
Crawford Consulting - Malvern, AR
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
Cormier Forestry Service, Inc.
Kent C. Cormier - Little Rock, AR
Cory Easley
CE Forestry Services - Fouke, AR
Daniel Greenfield
Private Lands Biologist - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Brinkley, AR
Donald Sisson
Georgia Pacific, LLC, LAP - Crossett, AR
Enviroscapes Ecological Consulting, LLC
Susan P. Rupp - Owner/Lead Consultant - Bella Vista, AR
Eric S. Johnson
Delta Forestry - Consulting Forester - Palestine, AR
Five Oaks Wildlife Services, LLC
Jody Pagan - General Manager/Chief Biologist - Humphrey, 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
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jeff B. Denman
The Denman Co. - Hensley, AR
John Britt & Associates
John Britt - Hamilto, GA
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
Pied Piper Nuisance Animal Control
Isaac Barger - Bigelow, AR
Precision Forestry, LLC
Robert B. Goodwin - Magnolia, AR
Ray Galloway
Davis DuBose Forestry & Real Estate Consultants - Little Rock, AR
Richard B. Burton
Triplett Timber and Realty, Inc - Lewisville, AR
Ricky Chastain
Private Lands Assistant Supervisor - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Perrytown, AR
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Sam Franklin
Delta Wildlife - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Stoneville, MS
Society for Range Management
- Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Southern Sportsman Aquatics & Land Management
Scott Brown - Owner - Advance, NC
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
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Whitenton Group, Inc.
- San Marcos, TX

 Wildlife Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Wildlife Best Management Practices (40)
Mowing and Management: Best Practices for Monarchs
By:

Understanding when monarchs are present allows land managers to time management practices like burning, mowing, grazing, or targeted pesticide application when they are least likely to harm monarchs.

 

A talk with Carter Smith of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
By:

Watch and listen to a talk with Carter Smith the Executive Director and Tom Harvey the Deputy Director of Communications of the Texas Parks ...

 

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
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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

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
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

Wildlife and Habitat Management News Items
Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report: Regular duck season pauses; youth, Veterans and active military take the stage - Stuttgart Daily Leader
12/4/2020 10:30:00 AM
Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report: Regular duck season pauses; youth, Veterans and active military take the stage    Stuttgart Daily Leader

Venture to provide grad students UAM wetlands management lab - Arkansas Online
12/3/2020 4:22:53 AM
Venture to provide grad students UAM wetlands management lab    Arkansas Online

OPINION | REX NELSON: At the duck club - Arkansas Online
12/2/2020 8:32:55 AM
OPINION | REX NELSON: At the duck club    Arkansas Online

Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report - Stuttgart Daily Leader
11/27/2020 9:30:00 AM
Arkansas Wildlife Waterfowl Report    Stuttgart Daily Leader

OPINION | GUEST WRITERS: Part of our culture - Arkansas Online
11/27/2020 4:02:00 AM
OPINION | GUEST WRITERS: Part of our culture    Arkansas Online

Grim conditions on greentree reservoirs attracts attention of Arkansas Congressmen - KAIT
10/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
Grim conditions on greentree reservoirs attracts attention of Arkansas Congressmen    KAIT

State buy of acreage from UA proposed; lawmaker says wildlife area aim - Arkansas Online
10/28/2020 3:00:00 AM
State buy of acreage from UA proposed; lawmaker says wildlife area aim    Arkansas Online

Commission passes new recreational and commercial fishing regulations in Arkansas - Log Cabin Democrat
10/21/2020 3:00:00 AM
Commission passes new recreational and commercial fishing regulations in Arkansas    Log Cabin Democrat

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passes new recreational and commercial fishing regulations in Arkansas - Stuttgart Daily Leader
10/20/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission passes new recreational and commercial fishing regulations in Arkansas    Stuttgart Daily Leader

Know your woods: Common signs show that deer are present - Arkansas Online
10/15/2020 3:00:00 AM
Know your woods: Common signs show that deer are present    Arkansas Online

Grants fund pollinator garden, quail range - Arkansas Online
10/15/2020 3:00:00 AM
Grants fund pollinator garden, quail range    Arkansas Online

NW Arkansas Best Place to View Elk in Their Natural Habitat - kkyr.com
9/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
NW Arkansas Best Place to View Elk in Their Natural Habitat    kkyr.com

Riley to challenge Acree for Bentonville Ward 2, Position 1 seat - Arkansas Online
9/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
Riley to challenge Acree for Bentonville Ward 2, Position 1 seat    Arkansas Online

Adventure Arkansas: Tracking Alligators - 5newsonline.com
9/25/2020 3:00:00 AM
Adventure Arkansas: Tracking Alligators    5newsonline.com

State offering $735,000 to schools, conservation - Arkansas Online
9/22/2020 3:00:00 AM
State offering $735,000 to schools, conservation    Arkansas Online

Push on to save South's native grasslands - Arkansas Online
9/21/2020 3:00:00 AM
Push on to save South's native grasslands    Arkansas Online

OPINION | ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Early teal season a tuneup for duck hunters - Arkansas Online
9/13/2020 3:00:00 AM
OPINION | ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Early teal season a tuneup for duck hunters    Arkansas Online

FRAN ALEXANDER: Call of the wilderness - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/8/2020 3:00:00 AM
FRAN ALEXANDER: Call of the wilderness    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Project aims to raise awareness of Arkansas' urban wildlife - Magnoliareporter
8/28/2020 3:00:00 AM
Project aims to raise awareness of Arkansas' urban wildlife    Magnoliareporter

AGFC sets Veteran/Active Duty Military Waterfowl Hunt, Arkansas waterfowl season dates clarified - Pine Bluff Commercial
8/3/2020 3:00:00 AM
AGFC sets Veteran/Active Duty Military Waterfowl Hunt, Arkansas waterfowl season dates clarified    Pine Bluff Commercial

Stream Team improves Arkansas' river habitats - Arkansas Online
8/2/2020 3:00:00 AM
Stream Team improves Arkansas' river habitats    Arkansas Online

New bird species discovered nesting in restored Arkansas wetlands - Batesville Daily Guard
7/24/2020 3:00:00 AM
New bird species discovered nesting in restored Arkansas wetlands    Batesville Daily Guard

Two new bird species discovered nesting in restored Arkansas wetlands - KARK
7/18/2020 3:00:00 AM
Two new bird species discovered nesting in restored Arkansas wetlands    KARK

Partners work to restore native plants in Northwest Arkansas with locally sourced seeds - Arkansas Online
7/6/2020 3:00:00 AM
Partners work to restore native plants in Northwest Arkansas with locally sourced seeds    Arkansas Online

Director named for Hunt nature center in Springdale - Arkansas Online
7/2/2020 3:00:00 AM
Director named for Hunt nature center in Springdale    Arkansas Online

Springdale utility's forest management meant to help environment - Arkansas Online
6/29/2020 3:00:00 AM
Springdale utility's forest management meant to help environment    Arkansas Online

Eagle eye, historic photographs: Amateur captures roseate spoonbills nesting in Arkansas - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
6/21/2020 3:00:00 AM
Eagle eye, historic photographs: Amateur captures roseate spoonbills nesting in Arkansas    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas aims to reverse decline in wild turkey population - Magnoliareporter
6/15/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas aims to reverse decline in wild turkey population    Magnoliareporter

ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Bayou Meto flooding bigger than access regulations - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
6/14/2020 3:00:00 AM
ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Bayou Meto flooding bigger than access regulations    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

REX NELSON: Funding for the future - Arkansas Online
6/6/2020 3:00:00 AM
REX NELSON: Funding for the future    Arkansas Online

REX NELSON: Enhancing Arkansas - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
5/31/2020 3:00:00 AM
REX NELSON: Enhancing Arkansas    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas Game and Fish touts Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program - talkbusiness.net
5/19/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Game and Fish touts Waterfowl Rice Incentive Conservation Enhancement program    talkbusiness.net

A Bird In The Bush: Quails need our help to keep habitat - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
5/17/2020 3:00:00 AM
A Bird In The Bush: Quails need our help to keep habitat    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Coronavirus slows Arkansas fish hatcheries, halts 2020 striped bass project - Paris Express
5/1/2020 3:00:00 AM
Coronavirus slows Arkansas fish hatcheries, halts 2020 striped bass project    Paris Express

ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: International hunting takes a hit - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/30/2020 3:00:00 AM
ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: International hunting takes a hit    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Social distancing old hat for AGFC - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/23/2020 3:00:00 AM
ARKANSAS SPORTSMAN: Social distancing old hat for AGFC    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Scouting key to turkey success - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/14/2020 3:00:00 AM
Scouting key to turkey success    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

SPONSORED: Diverse Range of AGFC Efforts Underscore Mission - Arkansas Business Online
3/10/2020 1:04:41 AM
SPONSORED: Diverse Range of AGFC Efforts Underscore Mission    Arkansas Business Online

Ducks have learned to avoid heavily hunted areas - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
3/1/2020 3:00:00 AM
Ducks have learned to avoid heavily hunted areas    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Decreased participation in hunting, angling hurts conservation of all Arkansas species - ktlo.com
2/25/2020 3:00:00 AM
Decreased participation in hunting, angling hurts conservation of all Arkansas species    ktlo.com

Arkansas Turkey Stamp promotes habitat conservation and awareness - KARK
2/16/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Turkey Stamp promotes habitat conservation and awareness    KARK

Game and Fish laments decline in hunting, fishing - Arkansas Times
2/13/2020 3:00:00 AM
Game and Fish laments decline in hunting, fishing    Arkansas Times

Apply for controlled WMA turkey hunting permit - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
2/2/2020 3:00:00 AM
Apply for controlled WMA turkey hunting permit    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas Game and Fish cleans up popular Yell County dumping site - KATV
1/28/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas Game and Fish cleans up popular Yell County dumping site    KATV

Bear population 'slowly expanding' in Arkansas, says Game and Fish - Magnolia Banner News
1/23/2020 3:00:00 AM
Bear population 'slowly expanding' in Arkansas, says Game and Fish    Magnolia Banner News

Hunting predators benefits turkeys more than deer - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1/5/2020 3:00:00 AM
Hunting predators benefits turkeys more than deer    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas waterfowl report - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1/2/2020 3:00:00 AM
Arkansas waterfowl report    Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Removal from endangered list proposed after bird's rebound in Arkansas - Arkansas Online
12/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Removal from endangered list proposed after bird's rebound in Arkansas    Arkansas Online

AGFC wildlife specialist reflects on Southwest Arkansas conditions - Magnoliareporter
12/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
AGFC wildlife specialist reflects on Southwest Arkansas conditions    Magnoliareporter

November/December issue of Arkansas Wildlife magazine available - KARK
11/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
November/December issue of Arkansas Wildlife magazine available    KARK

SPONSORED: Managing Arkansas' Greentree Reservoirs for The Future - Arkansas Business Online
11/13/2019 12:44:04 AM
SPONSORED: Managing Arkansas' Greentree Reservoirs for The Future    Arkansas Business Online

Fall is a good time for prescribed burning in Arkansas - Magnoliareporter
10/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fall is a good time for prescribed burning in Arkansas    Magnoliareporter

Wildlife food plots taking root on public land in Arkansas - Magnoliareporter
9/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wildlife food plots taking root on public land in Arkansas    Magnoliareporter

Camp Robinson revises deal with Game and Fish - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
7/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Camp Robinson revises deal with Game and Fish    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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

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

Food plots enhance property for deer - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
4/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Food plots enhance property for deer    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Food plots improve Arkansas wildlife habitat | Outdoors - Magnoliareporter
4/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Food plots improve Arkansas wildlife habitat | Outdoors    Magnoliareporter

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

SPONSORED: New Focus On Flooding Could Help Duck Habitat - Arkansas Business Online
12/10/2018 7:15:19 AM
SPONSORED: New Focus On Flooding Could Help Duck Habitat    Arkansas Business Online

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

Habitat good for early waterfowl - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Habitat good for early waterfowl    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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

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

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