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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

Goals

  • 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.

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Map of the restoration area.

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

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