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Name of Project: Restoration of Big Creek Wetlands at Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge

Number of Trees to be Planted: 21,750

Directly Benefits: A variety of bird species

Location: Augusta, Arkansas

Year: 2011


  • Reforest 50 acres of former marginal cropland
  • Decrease soil erosion and improve water quality
  • Provide habitat for migratory birds


Notable Highlights

American Forests is partnering with the US Fish & Wildlife Service to reforest an area that has been designated as a Continentally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy. Canada geese, herons, woodland ducks, and many other bird species use this wetland area for permanent habitat or as a stopping point when migrating.

Efforts such as this are vital to restoring the damaged habitats of migratory birds. The USFWS has restored 860 total acres at this site to date.


Map of the restoration area.

This project was supported by our corporate partner, the Alcoa Foundation.

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