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New bill may mean more ability to conserve at-risk wildlife species in Arkansas

July 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Conservation of our nation’s wildlife may see a dramatic boost thanks to a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives July 12 by Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI). The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 3742) was introduced with bipartisan support to devote additional money to wildlife conservation throughout the U.S.

Monarch butterfly sees population rebound

May 15, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — For the first time in 12 years, eastern monarch populations are up significantly. The overwintering monarch population numbers, released by the World Wildlife Fund in Mexico, show the highest numbers since 2007. 
 

AGFC adds nearly 6,000 new acres of public access in 2018

Oct. 31, 2018

LITTLE ROCK – Thanks to federal money through the Pittman-Robertson Act, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been able to add nearly 6,000 acres to its wildlife management system in time for the 2018 hunting seasons and for other recreational use. 
 

Senate bill proposes $1.3 billion added to wildlife conservation efforts

July 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators James Risch (R-Idaho) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) along with their colleagues Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) introduced groundbreaking legislation in the United States Senate today to provide a critical source of funding for conservation across the country. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (S. 3223) will redirect $1.3 billion annually from energy development on federal lands and waters to the existing Wildlife Conservation Restoration Program.

Beryl Anthony WMA to get a boost

April 11, 2018

CROSSETT - Hunters in south Arkansas soon will have more than 3,600 new acres of public land to pursue their passion, thanks to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s approval to purchase a large block of land bordering Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area at its March 22 meeting. 

Help the AGFC track the Monarch migration

April 4, 2018

LITTLE ROCK - Millions of monarchs spent all winter clinging to oyamel fir trees in just a few acres in the mountains of central Mexico. Now they are moving north across the eastern United States and several have already been spotted in south and central Arkansas. Learning where they take a breather during this migration is vitally important to conservationists and biologists throughout the nation, and the public can help.

New state crayfish discovered, named for AGFC biologist

April 4, 2018

BENTON – National researchers publish paper revealing new crayfish species with scientific name honoring AGFC Biologist Brian Wagner.