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Wild Science Webinar: October 2022 - Urban Wildlife and Invasive Species

Nov. 16, 2022

The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. In this month's webinar, Kim Sparks, Research Project Analyst, will present "The Central Arkansas Urban Wildlife Project: Natural Connections in the Natural State" and Matt Horton, Aquatic Nuisance Species Program Coordinator, will present "Understanding the Enemy: How Research will Advance the Fight against Aquatic Invasive Species in Arkansas".

Drawdown on Lake Erling should help fight invasive species

Sept. 14, 2022

TAYLOR — The American Gamebird Research Education and Development Foundation, under recommendation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, is conducting a 5-foot drawdown of Lake Erling in Lafayette County to combat the spread of giant salvinia, a highly invasive aquatic plant species not native to the United States.

AGFC makes emergency closure of Mercer Bayou boat ramps

Sept. 2, 2022

TEXARKANA – The three boat ramps on Mercer Bayou in Miller County near Fouke are being closed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for the Labor Day weekend due to the discovery today of giant salvinia at one of the ramps and in the canal.

Zebra mussel scare at Table Rock Lake

June 29, 2022

OMAHA, Ark. — Thanks to the watchful eye of marina operators at Cricket Creek Marina on Table Rock Lake, a boat carrying invasive zebra mussels was prevented from launching and spreading these harmful non-native mollusks into a new body of water.

Five ways to fight monsters from the deep

March 16, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Giant threats to Arkansas’s fish and water are lurking under the surface somewhere right now. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission needs boaters’ help in stopping these terrors before they spread any further.