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2011 Annual Report WHIP

2011 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

Critical Area Planting

4

29 acres

Dike

1

3,271 feet

Early Successional Habitat Development/Management

54

252 acres

Fence

1

1,1884 feet

Field Border

1

13 acres

Firebreak

73

377,714 feet

Forest Stand Improvement

56

1,362 acres

Land Clearing

35

137 acres

Prescribed Burning

154

5,837 acres

Restoration and Management of Rare and Declining Habitats

19

101 acres

Sediment Basin

1

1 basin

Shallow Water Development and Management

719

34,858 acres

Structure for Water Control

1

1 structure

Tree/Shrub Establishment

28

3,745 acres

Tree/Shrub Site Preparation

5

10 acres

Upland Wildlife Habitat Management

118

1,161 acres

Watering Facility

11

16 facilities

Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management

25

434 acres

Wildlife Watering Facility

1

1 facility

Data Source: PRS FY11, Oct. 1, 2011

Arkansas 2011 WHIP Obligations by County

County Contracts

Acres

FY11
Financial
Assistance

Arkansas

2 848.1 $18,981
Carroll 1 21 $24,953
Chicot 1 80 $14,486
Cleburne 4 474 $71,002
Columbia 1 138.9 $3,781
Conway 1 313.1 $6,462
Cross 2 113.4 $23,586
Faulkner 1 244 $18,383
Franklin 2 360 $25,469
Fulton 11 2,295.7 $135,441
Madison 4 915 $41,675
Newton 2 160.75 $21,162
Polk 1 801 $15,136
Pope 1 65 $3,774
Prairie 2 525 $21,450
Randolph 2 245 $14,878
Searcy 10 2,041.7 $143,255
Sharp 4 1,155.2 $49,510
Stone 4 1,538 $44,750
Washington 1 100 $21,859
Yell 1 200 $10,878
Totals

58

12,634.85

$730,871

Data Source: ProTracts FY11, Oct. 1, 2011