Purpose: To enhance 185 acres of Bottomland hardwoods on Bois D'Arc WMA through construction of a green-tree reservoir. Construction elements include 4,600 feet of levee, installation a two 36" stoplog water control structures, a siphon system to draw water from Bois D'Arc Lake, and installation of two culverts. Ducks Unlimited provided design and engineering services for this project. This project provides valuable foraging habitat to migrating and wintering waterfowl along the Red River. The project is within the Bois D'Arc Wildlife Management Area and is managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to maintain high quality wetland habitat for waterfowl, while providing public hunting opportunities.
Location: Approx. 12 miles southwest of Hope, AR (Hempstead County)
Acres Impacted: 185 acres
Habitat Type: Bottomland Hardwoods
Partners: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Ducks Unlimited, Inc
Timeline: Construction was completed in fall 1994