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ARKANSAS MONARCH CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP

Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts

Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts

The purpose and mission of The Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts is to assist the conservation districts of the state of Arkansas in their efforts to serve the soil and water conservation needs of the people of Arkansas.

Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Arkansas Department of Agriculture

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its Farmers and Ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation.

Arkansas Department of Transportation

Arkansas Department of Transportation

ArDOT’s vision is to continue to preserve and improve Arkansas’ transportation system emphasizing safety, efficiency, quality, trust, and stewardship with a public service focused workforce.

Arkansas Forestry Association

Arkansas Forestry Association

Arkansas Forestry Association advocates for the sustainable use and sound stewardship of Arkansas’s forests and related resources to benefit members of the state’s forestry community and all Arkansans, today and in the future.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's mission is to conserve and enhance Arkansas's fish and wildlife and their habitats while promoting sustainable use, public understanding and support.

Arkansas Master Naturalists

Arkansas Master Naturalists

Arkansas Master Naturalists (AMN) is an independent, state-wide, volunteer organization, comprised of (currently) eight chapters. AMN is dedicated to educating its members and giving back to the community through volunteer work.

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC) focuses on science-based conservation to protect our state’s biological diversity. As the central repository for data on rare plants, animals, and natural communities in Arkansas, we work to provide up-to-date information for sound and timely conservation decisions. Our System of Natural Areas provides long-term protection to some of the state’s most ecologically significant lands. Through outreach and education programs, we strive to deepen the ecological literacy of Arkansans. These efforts, combined with an array of conservation partnerships, are all aimed at ensuring that Arkansas’s biological diversity and natural heritage are not lost.

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Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas State Parks

Arkansas State Parks enhance the quality of life through exceptional outdoor experiences, connections to Arkansas heritage, and sound resource management. Our goal is for you to experience excellent hospitality and to form a personal connection to the parks. We honor tradition while seeking innovation, aiming to be treasured and relevant for generations to come.

Arkansas Wildlife Federation

Arkansas Wildlife Federation

Established in 1936, the Arkansas Wildlife Federation (AWF) advocates for sustainable use of Arkansas' wildlife habitats and natural resources for future generations. Through its long history, AWF has worked with agencies and organizations to conserve & protect wildlife & habitat, advocate for wildlife, sportsmen & outdoor enthusiasts and inform & educate about conservation issues in Arkansas and nationally.

Audubon Arkansas

Audubon Arkansas

Audubon Arkansas, a division of the National Audubon Society, protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Through our Working Lands and Plants for Birds initiatives, Audubon is building both the supply of and the demand for native plants that birds, butterflies, and other wildlife need.

Black Sumac Design

Black Sumac Design

Black Sumac Design is a young design company, including both exterior and interior design. Our primary field is exteriors concentrating on landscapes and land management from a conservation angle.

Central Arkansas Water

Central Arkansas Water

Central Arkansas Water is a metropolitan water system that serves almost 500,000 Arkansans in eight counties. We have 125,000 residential, commercial, industrial, and master-metered customers in Pulaski, Saline, and Grant counties. Our utility currently is a core partner in a regional initiative to secure a future source for the entirety of Central Arkansas, an urban area with a population of more than 750,000 people.

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas comprise of 17 electric distribution cooperatives; Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), a Little Rock-based cooperative that provides services to the distribution cooperatives; and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC), a generation and transmission cooperative. The distribution cooperatives provide electricity to approximately 500,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.

Enable Midstream Partners

Enable Midstream Partners

The Enable Midstream goal is to be a Partner for Pollinators and Wildlife Habitat while improving right-of-way conditions. We’ve embraced an Integrated Habitat Management Program (IHM) to maintain our pipeline rights-of-way to create a natural habitat for quail, wild turkeys and other grassland birds, pollinators and wildlife.

Little Rock Parks and Recreation

Little Rock Parks and Recreation

No matter where you live in Little Rock you're only minutes from the wide open spaces of a City Park – and some of the most fun things to do in Little Rock! Whether you live in downtown, midtown, north, south, east, west or southwest, you’re not far from the best free family fun in Little Rock. Our city is nestled among a profusion of open green spaces and natural areas set aside for recreational, educational, ecological and aesthetic benefits for the people who live here to enjoy at their leisure.

Little Rock's parks system is not only a source of pride for the city, but it has received national recognition for excellence! Little Rock Parks & Recreation became the 30th agency in the United States to receive accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies. Come find family fun in Little Rock at one of our many parks.

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National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation

In 2015, NWF joined with USFWS, Monarch Joint Venture, Xerces Society, Monarch Watch and others to support a joint implementation of a Monarch Conservation Strategy in the U.S. NWF has worked with federal, state and local government agencies, NGOs, farmers, transportation officials, ranchers and other large landowners, homeowners, schools and industry, via an “all hands on deck” approach to monarch butterfly conservation. The NWF’s Mayors’ Monarch Pledge, initiated in October 2016, has engaged over 268 mayors and other local government chief executives across the nation.

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College strives to positively change the lives of those we serve by empowering lives, inspiring learning, and strengthening community through accessible, affordable, quality, education. On our campus lies a 16-acre Outdoor Living Laboratory, this area is comprised of a marsh, a pond, and a restored Post Oak Savanna remnant. This Living Laboratory gives our students the unique opportunity to participate in field work, design projects utilizing the scientific method, and conduct basic research in a wide range of disciplines. The Science Department manages this Outdoor Living Laboratory as a collaborative effort between the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, faculty, staff, and the Physical Plant.

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Pulaski Conservation District

Pulaski Conservation District

Founded as part of the Lonoke-Pulaski Soil Conservation District in 1946 and later organized as the Pulaski Conservation District in 1955, the District has a proud history of over 60 years of service to farmers, ranchers, foresters, and urban landowners. Our mission is to plan and conduct programs for the conservation and efficient use of land, water, and related natural resources in Pulaski County, Arkansas.

Quail Forever

Quail Forever

Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever has more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters. Chapters determine how 100 percent of their locally-raised conservation funds are spent. Since creation in 1982, Quail Forever and Pheasants Forever has spent $867 million on habitat projects, benefiting 18+ million acres nationwide. Quail Forever in Arkansas has been a member of the Arkansas Monarch Conservation Partnership since its inception because as The Habitat Organization they recognize great monarch and pollinator habitat is also great quail habitat.

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Sebastian County Parks

Sebastian County Parks

Since 1972, Sebastian County Parks has provided a broad range of programs and recreational opportunities for the residents of Sebastian County and the surrounding area.  One third of Sebastian County was once tallgrass prairie, we are commited to preserving the park systems natural flora and fauna for current and future generations.  We continue to expand our Massard Prairie Restoration and have started restoring areas of Bob Boyer Park in Midland, Arkansas

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. Working in 79 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. Since 1982, we've worked with others to conserve over 320,000 acres of land across Arkansas and own about 35,000 acres for project demonstration sites, all of which are open for the public to enjoy.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recognizes that actions taken by agencies, organizations, business, and citizens can make a difference in the decline of monarchs and other pollinators by providing native plants as host plants and nectar sources. The USFWS is evaluating a proposal to see if the monarch should be listed as threatened or endangered, with a decision expected by December 2020. Arkansas is an important area for the iconic monarch migration and offers many opportunities to benefit the pollinators and people in The Natural State.

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USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Natural Resources Conservation Service recognizes and promotes the role of agriculture in monarch conservation. In order to do this, NRCS promotes habitat areas and understands these areas in Arkansas connect with national goals. Partnership opportunities help NRCS foster and enhance the implementation of monarch habitat on agricultural and rural landscapes. Some of the programs NRCS helps sponsor include: Conservation Stewardship Program (CStP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), and Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE).

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Wild Ones, Ozark Chapter

Wild Ones, Ozark Chapter

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 that promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. With over 4,500 members across 19 states, Wild Ones has become the most widely recognized voice for native plants and the sustainable landscaping movement.