The Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society is a registered non-profit organization serving the four-county region of northwest Arkansas -- Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties.
Committed to Preserving the Natural World in Northwest Arkansas through Education, Environmental Study and Habitat Protection. Membership Application Form (print form and mail in)
National Wildlife Federation:--------- Habitat Certification Application
HOG FACTORY ON THE BUFFALO RIVER
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK - THE NEW NORMAL?
National River's response to the environmental analysis used by the Farm Service Agency to justify a loan for the hog factory in Newton County.
Buffalo National River analysis of hog EA.pdf
It is just devastating. The EA is full of errors, omissions, and misstatements. This explains how this happened and why it managed to move forward. The failure to meet even minimal legal requirements involving the BNR is just glaring.
Please forward this to as many folks as you can. It needs wide discussion. Perhaps it will lead to some concrete positive actions.
I'm unsure about what the role of NWAAS should be in this, but at least it is clear the hog factory permit didn't meet basic technical review. -- Joe Neal
KUAF 11 minute audio clip:
Buffalo River Alliance website: http://buffaloriveralliance.org/
Ozark Society - Hog Farm near Big Creek
North Carolina's Pork Revolution: http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/5892
Also -- a new page for information about native plants for birds in Northwest Arkansas. (also on the left)
Eagle Gallery added to website!
Check out the new "Bald Eagles in Northwest Arkansas" link at the bottom of the list on the left side of this page.
MYSTERY OF A GREAT WHITE BIRD NEAR ELKINS November 6, 2012
Here's a link to the National Audubon website regarding the BP oil spill:
Great Blue Heron at the start of the nesting season along Tanyard Creek in Bella Vista February 2012
JOIN BIRDERS FOR UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS
SPONSORED BY NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AUDUBON SOCIETY
Everyone is welcome on these field trips. You do not have to be a member of NWAAS to participate and you don’t need any special birding skills. If you are interested in learning more about birds in northwest Arkansas, this is a great way to get started.
The full list of NWAAS-sponsored field trips is available under Field Trips and other Upcoming Events (left hand window on this page). Additional details, including meeting time & place, will be sent via email upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join the email list to obtain such information on a regular basis.
Finally, trip details are announced on ARKBIRD-L, an online list devoted to discussion of birds in Arkansas and related matters. Subscription to ARBIRD-L is free and open. Go to the website of Arkansas Audubon Society to subscribe.
Jacque Brown, David Oakley, and Red Rooster, Alma AR June 2011
Photographs on this page are the work of Jacque Brown of Centerton and David Oakley of Springdale. They depict birds we see in northwest Arkansas either in migration or during the summer (nesting birds). You may see some of these, too, on a field trip – or in your backyard.
(More photos by Jacque Brown)
(More photos by David Oakley)
Photos by Jacque Brown
Photos by David Oakley
Cape May Warbler