Partners AR Focus Areas

Partners for Fish and Wildlife – Arkansas

Focus Areas 2012-2016



Habitats of Special Concern (Where we work):

The Partners Program in Arkansas assists in the restoration and conservation of all potential habitat for federal trust species, but the program concentrates on the these primary habitats of concern.

  • Forested (i.e., bottomland hardwood) and herbaceous wetlands to benefit migratory birds.
  • Native prairie to benefit migratory birds and rare and declining invertebrates.
  • Pine and oak woodland and savannas to benefit migratory and endangered birds and rare plant species.
  • Stream and riparian habitats with threatened, endangered, candidate, and at-risk species.
  • Karst or cave habitats with threatened and endangered bats and other rare cave organisms.
  • Glades to benefit migratory birds, rare plants, and invertebrates.


Specific practices associated with restoration of these habitats include, but are not limited to:

  • Site preparation and planting tree seedlings, dirt moving to restore wetland hydrology, or create moist soil and herbaceous wetlands
  • Native grass establishment and restoration of fire regime
  • Reestablishment of native species, selective thinning to reduce density and promote understory development, prescribed fire, and control of shrub and mid-story in red-cockaded woodpecker habitats
  • Establishment and restoration of riparian forested corridor
  • Livestock exclusion fencing and alternate water construction
  • Construction of cave gates
  • Stream bank stabilization
  • Water control structure installation


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

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

Last Updated: December 10, 2015

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