July 10, 2014 – Regular Monthly Meeting

Landscape Planning and Management for Waterfowl Habitat

Speaker: Luke Naylor, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Arkansas is arguably the most important inland wintering area for waterfowl, especially Mallards. As a result, hunters come from around the country to experience our bottomland hardwood forests and flooded fields. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is charged with managing waterfowl populations through habitat management and hunting regulations. Learn about how these important decisions are made.

Luke Naylor received a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology from Kansas State University.  While attending K-State, he worked as a seasonal aid for Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and spent a summer in Manitoba working as a research assistant for Delta Waterfowl. He earned a M.S. in Conservation Ecology at the University of California–Davis in 2002 studying management of wintering waterfowl habitats. Then he worked for USGS and with the California Waterfowl Association and Ducks Unlimited delivering private lands wetland management programs for the California Department of Fish and Game. He has been the Waterfowl Program Coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission since 2006.

Location: Litte Rock Audubon Center.  Time: 7 PM.