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2010 Annual Report WHIP

2010 Annual Report - Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program

The Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) is a voluntary program for people who want to develop and improve wildlife habitat primarily on private land.

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.

Conservation Practices Installed

Conservation Practice Practices
Installed

Amount
Installed

Access Control

3

107 acres

Conservation Cover

1

7 acres

Dike

1

5,266 feet

Early Successional Habitat Development/Management

70

426 acres

Fence

11

22,834 feet

Field Border

3

1,525 acres

Firebreak

74

250,775 feet

Forest Stand Improvement

42

1,289 acres

Land Clearing

46

123 acres

Prescribed Burning

135

5,830 acres

Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats

27

162 acres

Shallow Water Development and Management

23

887 acres

Streambank and Shoreline Protection

2

650 feet

Structure for Water Control

1

1 structure

Tree/Shrub Establishment

18

65 acres

Tree/Shrub Site Preparation

11

78 acres

Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

149

2,261 acres

Watering Facility

10

11 facilities

Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

7

247 acres

Data from NRCS Integrated Data for Enterprise Analysis Report

Arkansas 2010 WHIP Obligations by County

County 2010
Contracts

2010 Obligation
Amount

Arkansas

1

$5,482

Carroll

1

$2,163

Conway

1

$14,537

Crittenden

1

$5,319

Drew

1

$5,348

Faulkner

3

$46,337

Franklin

2

$25,319

Fulton

3

$23,273

Izard

3

$25,774

Johnson

1

$1,702

Logan

2

$25,467

Madison

5

$37,927

Marion

1

$23,209

Newton

3

$39,645

Polk

4

$14,006

Randolph

8

$62,411

Searcy

3

$11,768

Sebastian

2

$12,760

Sharp

5

$29,079

Stone

13

$116,819

Van Buren

1

$10,014

Washington

3

$22,284

White

4

$40,472

Totals

71

$601,115