Associations burn through burden of habitat management
Feb. 15, 2023
LITTLE ROCK — Last year, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission helped improve habitat on 57,221 acres through the use of prescribed fire with only 81 available days when conditions were right to burn. Thanks to new prescribed burn associations forming throughout The Natural State, the AGFC is putting the tools in place to eclipse that amazing tally.
Playground, quail pen natural additions to northwest Arkansas nature center
Sept. 28, 2022
SPRINGDALE — Visitors to the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center will see some new additions in the coming weeks, supported by the Ozark Natural Sciences Center, the Walton Family Foundation and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
AGFC’s newest quail stamp available; new Quail Program coordinator named
Sept. 7, 2022
A new Northern Bobwhite Conservation Stamp for 2022 is available for voluntary purchase, with the proceeds helping fund the Arkansas Game and Fish Commissions restoration efforts for quail in The Natural State.
Workshops teach landowners how to burn their way to better habitat
Jan. 26, 2022
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is hosting special classes this February and March to teach landowners how to use fire to substantially improve wildlife habitat on their property.
Wild Science Webinar: December 2021 - Prescribed Fires and Invasive Carp
Dec. 6, 2021
The Wild Science Webinar is a monthly series featuring Arkansas Game and Fish Commission staff presenting research and projects about Arkansas fish and wildlife. This month's presenters are Randy Brents, the AGFC prescribed fire manager, and Jimmy Barnett, the commissions invasive carp biologist.
Arkansas Turkey Stamp promotes habitat conservation and awareness
Feb. 12, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — The inaugural Arkansas Turkey Stamp is now available to order through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s online licensing system at www.agfc.com. Conservation-minded individuals may also order the stamp at any license dealer, regional office or AGFC nature center. The stamp is not required to hunt turkeys in the state of Arkansas, but was created to give conservationists and turkey enthusiasts a way to help support conservation efforts for the species.
Learn to burn at the AGFC’s prescribed fire workshops
Jan. 10, 2020
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, in cooperation with Quail Forever and the Arkansas Forestry Association, will host special workshops for land managers on how and when to use fire to promote better wildlife habitat on their property. Workshops are scheduled for Ash Flat and Jonesboro in the next few weeks.