Arkansas MAV CDN

The AR MAV CDN represents the very first effort of the LMVJV partnership toward establishing unique, regionally based Conservation Delivery Networks. The AR Game and Fish Commission accepted initial responsibility for establishing the new Network and appointed the first CDN Chair from among its staff. Other JV partners within the CDN area (as defined in green, in the map below) including the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Ducks Unlimited also agreed to support establishment of the new forum. The Network met formally for the first time in January 2011 with the hosting of its full membership meeting in Brinkley, AR. Since its establishment, other key conservation partners within the region have also become members including Audubon, AR Natural Heritage Program, Bayou Bartholomew Alliance, National Wild Turkey Federation, and the AR Forestry Commission. The following documents (links below right) reflect some important actions and activities undertaken by the CDN.

CDN Establishment and Governance:

Arkansas MAV Conservation Delivery Network General Operating Guidelines


Developing an Approach to Landscape Level Delivery Planning:

The following document links describe and/or represent the delivery planning process utilized by the AR MAV CDN to define a strategy for identifying and addressing strategic delivery priorities in the Network area.

Arkansas MAV CDN - Developing an Approach to Prioritizing Conservation Actions

Abstracts of Four Conservation Planning and Decision Support Models

Map of Arkansas MAV CDN Prioritization Tool with Focus Areas

Arkansas MAV CDN Delivery Planning Prioritization Tool Mapbook


Strategic Conservation Delivery Project Planning

Following the development of its landscape level delivery prioritization tool, as a logical next step, the CDN turned its focus on identifying known project needs and opportunities on-the-ground. The first of the following two documents represent a planning approach the CDN Steering Committee provided to the broader membership to stimulate the identification of such projects. The second document (project list) reflects the results of the project identification exercise.

AR MAV CDN Planning Document Used to Support Development of Project List

List of AR MAV CDN Delivery Project Needs/Opportunities (June 2014 draft)