A 17,000 acre WRP easement in Miller County, Ark., provides a resting place for waterfowl. Deer, otters, alligators, bobcats, and songbirds call the site home. Most impressive is more than 176 species of birds and mammals are now found on the easement, where as prior to restoration efforts the count was only 36 (as reported by the SW Arkansas Audubon Society).
Monroe County, Arkansas
This is an aerial view of a 3,900 acre project that is bounded by the Cache River on the east and the White River on the west. The photo shows an area of permanent water with habitat mounds and pool areas created by using tractor and dirt buggies.
St. Francis County, Arkansas
The two photos below are from a 1,551 acre project located approximately 40 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee.
This is an example where
NRCS created some deeper
holes and swales.
This is a photo of a "Herp Hole". These holes are approximately 12 feet wide, 25 to 30 feet long, and 8 to 10 inches deep. The holes are designed to hold water during the spring as habitat for herps. They are installed in a random manner in fields that will be planted to trees.