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April 17, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — Farmers and landowners in 14 northern Arkansas counties have until May 17 to submit applications to receive financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to implement conservation practices in the North Arkansas Quail Focal Landscape Regional Conservation Partnership Program project.

The counties in the project area are Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Fulton, Izard, Madison, Marion, Newton, Randolph, Searcy, Sharp, Stone and Washington counties. Applicants can sign up at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service field service center.

“The quail focal landscape project is being implemented with our conservation partners to accelerate conservation treatment to create early succession habitat to benefit quail, pollinators and other wildlife in northern Arkansas,” said NRCS State Conservationist Mike Sullivan.

Some of the conservation practices available include prescribed burning, forest stand improvement, forage and biomass planting and tree and shrub establishment.

Additional information about the RCPP project, area map, fact sheet and conservation practices, are available at To locate the local field office, visit