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Deep tire tracks scar a dirt road that cuts through a forest.

The dirt road connection

August 29, 2017 | 3 minute readJudge Stacey Avey has been serving on the bench for 17 years in Arkansas’ Stone County, a rural county in the Ozarks a little south of the Arkansas-Missouri state line. There are 13,000 people there, and a lot of unpaved dirt and gravel roads. Thanks to a new multi-partner project called the Arkansas Unpaved Roads Program, some of those roads are now in much better shape, which benefits both the residents and the wildlife, including some endangered and at-risk species, that live there. Learn more...

An unpaved road. Photo by Chris Gorski, CC BY-ND 2.0.

Small plants growing out of a low depression next to the parking lot.

New rain garden and outdoor classroom at Wolf Creek

August 1, 2017 | 3 minute readWolf Creek National Fish Hatchery has completed its new onsite rain garden and outdoor classroom, a project that began in late March. This project was no easy feat, requiring substantial assistance from partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wolf Creek Dam and Powerhouse, and the University of Kentucky Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. A rain garden is a shallow depression, planted with native plants and grasses, which is designed to capture runoff from nearby impervious surfaces. Learn more...

The completed rain garden basin. Photo by Moria Painter, USFWS.

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