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WHIP 2008 Annual Report

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program 2008

The Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service provides technical assistance and up to 75 percent cost-share assistance to establish and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Emphasis is on declining species: bobwhite quail, elk, neo-tropical migratory songbirds and threatened or endangered species. Good habitats are also being developed and managed for numerous game and non-game species.

Highlights - 2008

  • Cave – 1 contract for $18,004
  • Elk Special Project Area – 9 contracts for $100,470
  • Quail Focal Area – 31 contracts for $321,395
  • Streambank Restoration – 1 contract for $17,036
  • Upland habitat – 126 contracts for $1,213,769
Conservation Practice Contracts Amount Installed
Prescribed Burning 3 266 acres
Firebreak 18 128,690 feet
Land Clearing 13 58.4 acres
Watering Facility 11 14 facilities
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management 15 94.3 acres
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management 6 30.2 acres
Forest Stand Improvement 10 389.3 acres

 

Arkansas 2008 WHIP Obligations by County

County 2008 Contracts Obligated 2008 Obligation Amount
Baxter 4 $49,488.50
Benton 3 $15,633.50
Boone 1 $6,745.00
Carroll 5 $54,445.71
Cleburne 8 $58,933.40
Conway 2 $26,702.30
Crawford 3 $53,527.00
Drew 1 $5,838.00
Faulkner 8 $129,270.00
Franklin 2 $32,918.00
Fulton 19 $146,929.14
Independence 2 $27,602.00
Izard 10 $97,098.20
Jefferson 1 $14,923.00
Johnson 2 $16,385.21
Lawrence 2 $38,775.00
Logan 1 $4,789.25
Madison 5 $73,770.15
Marion 2 $29,853.00
Monroe 1 $3,000.00
Newton 3 $36,240.00
Perry 1 $23,291.00
Pike 2 $8,809.00
Polk 1 $3,926.00
Pope 3 $29,584.01
Prairie 4 $55,947.50
Randolph 5 $31,470.00
Searcy 31 $239,276.23
Sebastian 1 $6,023.00
Sharp 5 $55,755.87
Stone 15 $138,216.50
Van Buren 4 $58,251.00
Washington 5 $55,169.49
White 6 $42,087.00
Totals 168 $1,670,672.96