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.
USDA NRCS Wildlife Resources:
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Acres for Wildlife
Find a Private Lands Biologist
Arkansas Waterfowl RICE Program (WRICE)
Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)
Bring Back the Bobwhite
Prescribed Burn Associations (PBAs)
Natural State Landowner Conservation Awards (NSLCA)