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The following projects have been completed through the MARSH (Maximizing Assets to Restore States Habitat) and the Arkansas RiverCare Program. Since 1985, MARSH uses monies earmarked from all DU fundraising events throughout the state to be used in conjunction with state and federal agencies to preserve and protect waterfowl habitat. The RiverCare Program conserves and protects habitat through major donors who want to keep their gifts in Arkansas. Funding is also provided by major donors in Arkansas that can earmark their contribution to be spent on Arkansas projects.

 
DU works with many partners to achieve our conservation goals in Arkansas. A key to the abbreviations found below: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC);  US Army Corps of Engineers (COE); North American Waterfowl Conservaiton Act (NAWCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS); National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF); The Nature Conservancy (TNC); US Forest Service (USFS); and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).
 
Project Name Acres DU Contribution Partners

Ed Gordon/Point Remove survey

4,000

$43,529

AGFC

Remmel Marsh Construction – Ed Gordon WMA

2,481

$271,694

AGFC, NAWCA, AFC, TNC, Am. Forests, National Tree Trust

Dyer Lake Moist Soil development

68

$21,035

AGFC, COE

Galla Creek WMA weir construction – GTR development

2,356

$89,616

AGFC

Overflow NWR – GTR enhancement

3,500

$53,263

USFWS

Johnson County Rest Area – moist soil development

146

$25,813

AGFC

Bayou Meto – Halowell Reservoir levee development

621

$36,311

AGFC

Bayou Meto – Temple Island Pump shed

 

$763

AGFC

Bayou Meto – Cross Bayou restoration

 

$752

AGFC

Bayou Meto – Cannon Brake WCS

2,000

$3398
(project in progress)

AGFC

Bayou Meto – Government Cypress levee addition

200

$1228
(project in progress)

AGFC

Bois D’Arc WMA moist soil development

185

$10,047

AGFC

Bois D’Arc WMA pump repairs

370

$7,013

AGFC

Bell Slough moist soil development

297

$5,683

AGFC

Lake Pickthorne moist soil development

90

$19,849

AGFC

St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA – Payneway moist soil development

316

$70,640

AGFC

Big Lake WMA – Simmons Field survey and design

 

$5,031

AGFC

Rainey Brake WMA- moist soil development – three phases

182

$80,827

AGFC

Ft. Chaffee – moist soil development

80

$22,240

AGFC

Blue Moon Ranch

12

$3,404

USFS

Horsehead Creek – moist soil development

52

$39,168

AGFC, COE

Holla Bend NWR – water control structures

37

$10,960

USFWS

Snowden’s Field – land acquisition and moist soil

91

$7,717

AGFC, NAWCA

St. Francis Sunken Lands – Hinds land acquisition

40

$2,856

AGFC, NAWCA

Black River WMA Brookings land acquisition

150

$234,000

AGFC

Black River WMA Brookings pump

150

$15,803

AGFC

Black River WMA moist soil development

150

$15,246

AGFC

Black River WMA pump repairs

 

$1,126

AGFC

Rollie Remmel Marsh development

7,100

$372,904

AGFC, NAWCA

Lee LeBlanc moist soil development

377

$138,406

AGFC

Lee LeBlanc moist soil restoration

100

$2,722

AGFC

O’Brien-Richardson moist soil development

80

$6,174

AGFC, St. Francis Lake Association, COE

Carbon City/Bob Young Waterfowl Rest Area – moist soil development

107

$38,028

AGFC, COE

 McKennon Bottoms Waterfowl Area
 – moist soil development

354

$42,068

AGFC, COE

Hurricane Lake WMA – reforestation

37

$2,752

AGFC, NAWCA

Hurricane Lake WMA – weir survey

 

$8,405
(active project)

AGFC

Hurricane Lake WMA – water control structures

 

$5,000
(active project)

AGFC

Seven Devils WMA land acquisition

3,445

$100,138

AGFC

Seven Devils WMA levee restoration

1,200

$25,468
(active project)

AGFC

Raft Creek WMA – land acquisition

4,165

$439,356

AGFC, NRCS, NWTF

 St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA
 - Hatchiecoon Island land acquisition

900

$100,000

AGFC

St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA – reforestation

40

$3,121

AGFC

Raft Creek – Weir construction

500

$4,717

AGFC, NRCS

Petit Jean WMA – moist soil development

183

$56,720

AGFC

Petit Jean WMA – pump construction

 

$13,750
(active project)

AGFC

 Hartman Bottom/Potter’s Pothole
 - moist soil development

22

$26,714

AGFC, COE

Frog Bayou WMA– land acquisition

790

$40,033

AGFC, NRCS

Frog Bayou WMA – moist soil development

313

Active project

AGFC, NRCS

Frog Bayou WMA – pump construction

313

Active project

AGFC

 White River NWR
 – water control structure replacement

4,000

$48,923

USFWS, NAWCA

Cutoff Creek WMA – water control structure

 

$3,974

AGFC

Choctaw Island WMA – weir development

2,000

$1,514
(active project)

AGFC

Ozan WMA – moist soil development

236

$10,000
(active project)

AGFC

Harris Brake WMA – wetland development

50

$6,000
(proposed project)

AGFC


For additional information on DU's public lands projects, please contact Craig Hilburn, Director of Arkansas Conservation Programs at (501) 955-9264 or chiburn@ducks.org
 

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