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Habitat Management

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s certification to the Sustainable Forest Initiative® standards not only demonstrates the agency’s commitment to responsible forestry, but it also helps ensure clean, abundant water supplies. Healthy, properly managed forests minimize soil erosion, moderate water temperatures, reduce sediment and absorb polluting chemicals. By adhering to SFI standards, the AGFC helps conserve millions of acres of watersheds – which means better, cleaner water across North America. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is proud to be a part of that work and gratified that the agency’s forests contribute to Arkansas’s own water conservation efforts.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approximately 300,000 acres of forestland certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Forest Management Standard.

2024-2033 Wildlife Management Division Strategic Plan