Fourche Creek

Forestry Conservationist of the Year Award

Friends of Fourche Creek recognized for their work to restore Fourche Bottoms

The Friends of Fourche Creek were presented with the Dr. John L. Gray Forestry Conservationist of the Year Award by the Arkanas Wildlife Federation at a banquet on July 28, 2018. This award is for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the management of Arkansas's forest resources. 

The Friends of Fourche Creek, a coalition led by Audubon Arkansas, was recognized for our efforts to restore and revitalize Little Rock's main waterway and its forested wetlands. A special focus is the 1,800-acre bottomland hardwood forest called Fourche Bottoms. Litter cleanups, trail building, boat ramp installation, and invasive species control are among the actions being taken. The Friends of Fourche Creek envision a thriving and resilient Fourche Creek as a cherished natural asset providing citizens and visitors alike with robust and diverse habitats for plant and animal life; linkage to the regional system of parks and trails; and cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities, all in the heart of Little Rock.

Forestry Conservationist of the Year Award
Arkansas Wildlife Federation's Forestry Conservationist of the Year Award Photo: Audubon Arkansas

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