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The Arkansas Conservation Partnership

The Arkansas Conservation Partnership (ACP)

The Arkansas Conservation Partnership (ACP) is a unique force, combining the strengths of federal, state and local organizations along with educational institutions, to help preserve and protect The Natural State.

The Partnership promotes a conservation ethic to enhance the ability of its members to serve rural and urban communities and strives to more effectively assist private landowners in meeting the conservation challenges of the 21st century.

The six most important natural resource issues the Partnership focuses on are:

  • water resources
  • land resource management
  • conservation education and outreach
  • forestry health
  • Farm Bill implementation
  • community development

Additional information may be found at the National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA).

Members of The Arkansas Conservation Partnership:

Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) | University of Arkansas System | Division of Agriculture Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service - Water Sustainability
Conservation research and education is coordinated by Dr. Mike Daniels, Professor of Environmental Quality and Nutrient Management on behalf of the University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture.
University of Arkansas | Pine Bluff University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
With an emphasis on rural development, the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences (SAFHS) strives to help improve the quality of life for people in Arkansas, the nation, and the world. The Office of International Programs, within SAFHS, is vital to achieving global effectiveness and success.
 Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts (AACD)
Conservation districts are local governments at work and their specific responsibility is management of our soil and water resources.
Arkansas Association of Conservation District Employees (AACDE) Arkansas Association of Conservation District Employees (AACDE)
AACDE is a district employee organization operated by the district employees with the support and approval of individual district boards. AACDE is affiliated with AACD and works with its partner agencies to promote conservation programs and agendas.
Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Inc. (RC&D) Arkansas Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils, Inc. (RC&D)
RC&D is a rural development effort of the USDA providing tools and technical support to stabilize and grow local communities while protecting and developing natural resources.  There are 7 RC&D areas which cover the entire state of Arkansas.
Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC) Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC)
AFC works with agencies, organizations and residents to prevent and suppress wildfires, control forest insects and disease, grow and distribute trees, and gather and disseminate information concerning the growth, use and renewal of forests.
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC)
ANRC establishes policy and makes funding and regulatory decisions relative to soil conservation, nutrient management, water rights, dam safety and water resources planning and development.
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) | Arkansas | USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - Arkansas | USDA
NRCS is a conservation leader for all natural resources, ensuring private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges, like climate change.

 

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