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Private landowners, golf course honored for habitat work

Jan. 27, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Four landowners and one corporate partner who have dedicated private acreage to increase habitat for wildlife through work with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission private lands biologists, were honored with Private Landowner Awards at the Jan. 21 commission meeting. The awards, started by then-Chairman Ford Overton and AGFC Director Pat Fitts in 2019 with the honorees in attendance at the meeting, were planned again for spring 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic set those plans back.

Workshops teach landowners how to burn their way to better habitat

Jan. 20, 2021

COLUMBUS — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Quail Forever are hosting special classes this February and March to teach landowners in southern Arkansas how to use fire to substantially improve wildlife habitat on their property. 

Flames, thinning renew Devil’s Eyebrow

May 20, 2020

ROGERS — A partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, plus a healthy dose of fire, has reinvigorated one of Arkansas’s rarest habitats atop the rugged Ozark hills bordering Beaver Lake.

Landowner meetings clear way for wildlife habitat enhancement

Aug. 14, 2019

EL DORADO — Landowners and representatives from timber companies, non-profit organizations and state agencies representing more than 1.1 million acres of private land in southern Arkansas collaborated during June workshops in Hope and El Dorado to improve habitat for turkey, quail and other wildlife in Arkansas.
 

New farm bill funds conservation opportunities on private land in Arkansas

Feb. 6, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law on Dec. 20, offers renewed hope for conservation-minded landowners who are looking for ways to benefit wildlife habitat on their property without drastically losing production revenue from farming or other agricultural land uses. While much of the bill supports subsidies and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, roughly $5 billion has been earmarked for conservation funding in the next five years.

Landowners, AGFC biologists honored at conservation conference

May 16, 2018

MCGEHEE - Five Arkansas landowners and two Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists earned special recognition for their outstanding conservation efforts at the Wildlife Habitat Restoration and Private Lands conference held May 8-9 at the Delta Resort in McGehee.