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Quail habitat, cost-sharing on Sept. 29 field day agenda

Wildlife Habitat Field Day set for Sept. 29. Registration is $15, deadline Sept. 23.

Improving quail habitat and managing forests for improved wildlife habitat and increased acorn production are among the topics on the agenda for a Sept. 29 Wildlife Field Day.

The event is being held at the Savoy Research Unit on County Road 845 near Fayetteville, Ark., from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Registration is $15, which includes lunch and educational materials. Deadline to register is Sept. 23. For more information, contact Kyle Cunningham at (501) 671-2145, [email protected], or Chris Stuhlinger at (870) 460-1749, [email protected].

“Participants can expect to learn about current management strategies for improving wildlife habitat on their lands,” said Cunningham, Extension forestry instructor for the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.

On the agenda:
•      Improving Quail Habitat in Old Fields, Ruth Ann Gentry.   
•      How to Identify Desirable Grasses, Chuck West.
•      How to Identify Desirable Herbaceous Plants, Jon Barry.
•      Acorn Production for Wildlife, and Variable Retention Thinning of Woodlands for
        Wildlife, Kyle Cunningham.
•      Cost-share Opportunities for Wildlife Practices, Ruth Ann Gentry.

Vans will take participants to field tour locations. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for walking in the woods. Agenda is subject to change in case of inclement weather.

The Savoy Research Unit entrance is located at the UA Animal Science Unit (Beef Farm) gate on County Road 845 about 1.3 miles west of County Road 31 in Washington County. Take Highway 16 (Wedington Dr.) about 5 miles west of I-540 exit 64 and turn north on CR 31. Or, take Highway 412 (de Tonti Blvd.) about 5 miles west of I-540 exit 72 and turn south on CR 31 (Harmon Rd.).

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