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Arkansas Ecological Services Field Office
Conway, Arkansas
[Announcements and News]

The comment period for the proposed downlisting and accompanying 4(d) rule of the American Burying Beetle will open 9/9/2019. There will also be a public hearing in Tulsa, OK 9/24/2019. Learn more HERE.

The USFWS has completed initial review of a petition to list the lake sturgeon under the ESA and made a substantial 90-day finding. The Service will add the lake sturgion to the national listing workplan for in-depth review to determine if the species should be listed. The USFWS is accepting information about the lake sturgeon that will assist in evaluating the species status. Read and comment on this notice HERE.

The Notice of Amendment for 28 draft recovery plan revisions covering 53 species including the Speckled Pocketbook is available HERE and will be open for comments HERE for 30 days.

The Notice of Amendment for 21 draft recovery plan revisions covering 43 southeastern species including the Fat Pocketbook and Louisiana pearlshell is available HERE and will be open for comments HERE for 30 days.

A Regal Fritillary, a butterfly petitioned for federal listing and thought to be extirpated from Arkansas, was photographed at Chesney Prarie Natural Area in Benton County. Read more HERE.

Read about how two Arkansas landowners are partnering with the USFWS and other agencies for Monarch Butterfly conservation HERE

[Documents and Protocols]

Indiana Bat Summer Survey Guidelines - 2019 Survey Season Available

Migratory Bird Nest Destruction and Relocation FAQ

New National WNS Decontamination Protocol Available

NLEB Consultation Area Map and Final 4(d) Guidance for Arkansas PDF

Revised Species Factsheet

Arkansas Natural Gas BMPs 2007 2009

New National Listing Workplan for 2017-2023, including 31 species in Arkansas

Click here for Endangered Species of Arkansas

Listing & Recovery

[H u n t i n g  &  F i s h i n g]
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Lee Creek, Crawford County, ArkansasWelcome to the web home of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Arkansas Field Office located in Conway, Arkansas. Our office is an Ecological Services Field Office of the Service's Southeast Region headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

We strive to provide information on this site that will be useful to both our partnering agencies and the general public. If you have trouble locating an answer to your specific question, please feel free to contact the appropriate staff member or me personally.

If you have suggestions for content that you believe would be useful, please pass that along to our webmaster.

Thank you for stopping by.

Melvin L. Tobin
Field Supervisor

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2020 Endangered Species Day Art Contest Winners Announced

We received exceptional works from students around the state. We salute all contests participants and appreciate the time and effort put into the submissions and the extra effort entering the contest during COVID-19 closures. Congratulations and thank you!

Check out the winning artwork.

Submissions are due by April 3, 2020.

Arkansas Field Office
110 S. Amity Road
Suite 300
Conway, AR 72032

501/513 4470 (v)
501/513 4480 (f)

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