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Agricultural Productivity Loss Due To Soil And Crop Damage From Flooding
2014-02-19 13:38:40

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences The Cache River Basin, which once drained more than 614,100 acres across six southern Illinois counties, has changed substantively since the ancient Ohio River receded. The basin contains a slow-moving, meandering river; fertile soils and productive farmlands; deep sand and gravel deposits; sloughs and uplands; and one of the most unique and diverse natural habitats in Illinois and the nation. According...

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2007-08-23 18:10:00

By JILL ZEMAN LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Federal wildlife officials say it's worth millions of dollars to research the suspected habitat of the ivory-billed woodpecker, despite conflicting views on whether the elusive bird even exists in the swamps of east Arkansas. "There's enough out there that we've got to keep searching," said Jeff Fleming, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "It'd be irresponsible not to." The agency this week released a 185-page draft plan aimed at preventing...

2006-12-21 12:13:59

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Researchers have scoured the area where two Arkansas men reported sighting the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker last week, and more search teams will arrive near the spot in January, an ornithologist with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Wednesday. Catherine Rideout, who helps lead the search for the rare bird for the commission, said a team went to the site near Cotton Plant Tuesday with Kip Davis, one of the two men who reported they caught a glimpse of the...

2005-12-13 16:40:00

By Deborah Zabarenko BAYOU de VIEW, Arkansas (Reuters) - Among ancient cypress and tupelo trees, bird experts and wildlife officials searched high and low on Tuesday for the elusive ivory-billed woodpecker, peering first into big messy holes in the ground and up at towering limbs. "These would be C holes," said Ron Rohrbaugh, an ornithologist at Cornell University as he led a team in Arkansas in search of the bird previously presumed extinct. Rohrbaugh noted that possible ivory-billed nesting...

2005-12-13 09:25:00

By Deborah Zabarenko BRINKLEY, Arkansas -- A hunting lodge with antler chandeliers and stuffed ducks on the walls seems a strange place to celebrate the comeback of the ivory-billed woodpecker, but wildlife officials are doing exactly that. They credit hunters in particular with helping bring the rare bird back from presumed extinction in the Big Woods section of Arkansas. "The people of Arkansas, the hunting and fishing community, conserved these woods," Scott Simon of The Nature Conservancy...

2005-12-12 12:25:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- It has starred in a video, been widely recorded and graced the cover of a prestigious magazine. But to dispel any doubt the ivory-billed woodpecker -- the Elvis of the bird world -- is back from extinction, searchers are combing a corner of Arkansas in an intensive six-month hunt. On foot, in canoes and kayaks, even using cherry-picker vehicles that tower over the forest canopy, teams of volunteers and paid workers have been looking for traces of the big...

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2005-12-11 09:15:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- It has starred in a video, been widely recorded and graced the cover of a prestigious magazine. But to dispel any doubt the ivory-billed woodpecker -- the Elvis of the bird world -- is back from extinction, searchers are combing a corner of Arkansas in an intensive six-month hunt. On foot, in canoes and kayaks, even using cherry-picker vehicles that tower over the forest canopy, teams of volunteers and paid workers have been looking for traces of the big...

2005-06-04 10:50:29

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to resume construction Monday of a pumping station on a river just miles from where the ivory-billed woodpecker, once thought extinct, now lives. The corps said Friday that it had completed a biological study of the area around the pumping station on the White River and found that continuing with the project is unlikely to adversely affect the rare bird. The ivory-billed woodpecker was spotted on the nearby Cache River last year....

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2005-04-29 17:00:38

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Gene Sparling was kayaking when he spotted a large black-and-white bird. It looked like an ivory-billed woodpecker, last spotted in North America 60 years ago. His eyes must be playing tricks, he thought. Maybe it was a common pileated woodpecker. "As a young birder, I used to dream of finding a lost colony of ivory-billed woodpeckers. It was just too miraculous to imagine," Sparling said Thursday after a news conference in Washington where he joined federal...


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