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Glade restoration and conservation management of Eastern Collared Lizards in Northern Arkansas

A collard lizard in Arkansas


March 2020 - March 2022


The goal of this project is to improve glade-habitat quality and connectivity and to conduct Eastern Collared Lizard population recovery efforts at nine glades within the Ozark Highlands. Our objectives include removing cedar from over 200 acres of glade habitat and restoring or reintroducing Eastern Collared Lizards to each glade. This is a direct management and recovery action for an imperiled ecosystem and an imperiled species within the state of Arkansas.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 242

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1951

Presentations: 4266



Funding Agencies

  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission: State Wildlife Grant


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey