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) 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. The documents and associated data represent a revision of the AR MAV CDN's originally developed (2011) version of the Delivery Planning Tool. This more current version was completed and formally approved June 2017.

2017 AR MAV CDN Delivery Priority Tool Revision Summary

Delivery Priority Tool Protection Map (pdf)

Delivery Priority Tool Restoration Map (pdf)

Delivery Priority Tool Protection & Restoration Maps (pdf)

Delivery Priority Tool Protection & Restoration Maps Overlaid with Conservation Estate (pdf)

Delivery Priority Tool Protection Shapefiles

Delivery Priority Tool Restoration Shapefiles


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)