To help plants and wildlife, refuge staff uses a variety of
habitat management techniques to maintain, recover or enhance plant and
Refuge staff carefully considers many management techniques
and employs them in varying degrees according to the situation. Management
actions create, restore, and maintain diverse habitats to encourage use by many
wildlife species. Some habitat management activities at Felsenthal NWR include
monitoring RCW survival, prescribed burning, thinning and regeneration of forest
stands, biological control of invasive plants, and migratory waterfowl
A DRAFT CD for research based-use by University of Arkansas, Monticello to determine impacts of Feral Hogs (Sus scrofa) on Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) regeneration in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge is now available for public comment.
Click here for a full copy of the CD.
Click here for the official press release and how to comment.
In October of 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a Draft Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge (NWR or Refuge) to guide habitat management over the next 15 years. A Habitat Management Plan is a dynamic working document with a long-term vision. The plan will provide direction for the next fifteen years (2015 – 2030), with subsequent reviews every five years, and use of adaptive management principles to assess and modify management activities as required.
Click here to view the full version of the proposed Habitat Management Plan.
Click here to view the proposed Habitat Management Plan summary and fact sheet.
Public meeting transcripts and comments are now available to view by clicking on the links below.
El Dorado Public Meeting Transcripts
Bradley County Public Meeting Transcripts
Ashley County Public Meeting Transcripts
Public Comment - Set #1
Public Comment - Set #2
Public Comment - Set #3
******* The Felsenthal NWR Habitat Management Plan has now been finalized.*******
Click HERE for the official press release and plan announcement.
The fact sheet and summary below addresses key management activities that were modified in the plan. (The full plan is soon to follow)
HMP - Final Version Summary
HMP - Full Version
Click HERE for the official press release and how to comment.
South Arkansas Refuges - Trapping EA
Firewood Quarantine InformationArkansas’ 10 National Wildlife Refuges Prohibit all Imported Firewood to Protect Forest from Invasive Species
And the Link: EAB Quarantine Map
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Previously at high risk of extinction, this species has flourished under special protection provided by our wildlife refuge. Learn more about Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Program!