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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service & Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Invite the Public to Town Hall Meetings for Update on Activities Related to the Ivory-billed Woodpecker


September 21, 2005

Tom MacKenzie,
USFWS, 404-679-7291
Keith Stephens, AGFC, 501-223-6342

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are hosting two town hall meetings, September 26 and 27, to keep the public informed about the recovery plans for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.

Agency representatives will be discussing the recovery effort, what you can expect, and will be available to answer your questions. The discussion will cover this year’s waterfowl hunting season, public use plans for the managed access area at the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge.

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker, thought extinct since it was last seen in the 1940s, was reported in 2005 at the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge with sound recordings at White River National Wildlife Refuge.

Meetings will be held:

Monday, September 26 - 7:00 pm
Brinkley Convention Center - Mallard Room
1501 Weatherby Drive, Brinkley, AR

Tuesday, September 27 - 7:00 pm
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas
Seminar Room
U.S. Highway 165 South, Stuttgart, AR

For more information, contact:

Cache River National Wildlife Refuge at 870/347 2074
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission at 800/364 4263

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