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Wildlife Habitat

In addition to maintaining fertile and productive working farmland, Arkansas farmers also take pride in biodiversity and the preservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat. Providing food and shelter for a wide variety of living species of flora and fauna is a goal for all farmers. We support incentive programs and other initiatives to develop and preserve wildlife habitat on working farmlands. In addition, we support efforts to combat invasive species of plants, insects, and animals, that cause degradation of property and habitat.

The Farm Bill is the largest source of federal funding for private lands conservation, which provides ample opportunities for producers to aid wildlife on working lands. NRCS administers a number of programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, Conservation Stewardship Program and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, which benefit wildlife. Additionally, NRCS uses targeted landscape-level initiatives to accelerate conservation work where it can net the biggest impacts.

Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA NRCS Wildlife Resources:
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/ar/programs/landscape/
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/ar/plantsanimals/
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/plantsanimals/fishwildlife/
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/plantsanimals/pollinate/
https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/national/plantsanimals/invasive/

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services (Arkansas)

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Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
https://www.agfc.com/en/wildlife-management/private-lands-program/

https://agfc.com/en/hunting/feral-hogs/

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Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Arkansas Feral Hog Handbook
Arkansas Feral Hog Reporting

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Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

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Habitally

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