Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts

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Clark County Pasture Walk - Approved Training - October 8, 2024


Grazing Field Day - Pat McGary Farm in Heber Springs, AR - June 22, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.

Arkansas NRCS Solicits Conservation Innovation Grant Proposals - Proposals due by June 22, 2023 (PDF)

USDA NRCS in Arkansas Announces Sign-Up for Small Farm and Urban Agriculture Conservation Opportunities

Grazing 101: Arkansas Grazing School - May 5-6, 2023

NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program

Getting Started with NRCS - How to Apply for NRCS Programs Webinar - April 7, 2023 (PDF)

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Hosts "Free Tree Fridays" in Recognition of Arbor Day - March 17- April 28, 2023 (PDF)

Equine Management Workshop (PDF) - March 25, 2023

AR 2023 EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative Signup - Deadline March 13, 2023

Feral Hog Removal Maps - January 2023


USDA to Invest up to $225 Million in Partner-Driven Conservation on Agricultural and Forest Land - January 13, 2022 (PDF)


USDA Offers Conservation Assistance to Landowners to Protect Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands - Deadline December 31, 2021

CEP Women in Agriculture Conference - November 3, 2021

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Accepting 2022 EQIP Applications through Nov. 19, 2021

Arkansas NRCS Pathways Intern Positions for Summer 2022

USDA Offers Conservation Assistance to Landowners to Protect Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands - Deadline October 31, 2021

State Technical Committee Meeting - November 16, 2021

Arkansas Ground Water Conservation Tax Credits - September 2021

Arkansas Agriculture Water Quality Loan Program (AgWQLP) - September 2021

April 2021 Virtual Pasture Training/Discussion (PDF)

USDA Announces Expansion of DamWatch® to Serve Forest Service Dams

Conservation Innovation Grant Informational Zoom Meeting (Zip file)

NRCS Announces Sign-Up Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program is April 26, 2021 (PDF)

Arkansas NRCS Solicits Conservation Innovation Grant Proposals (PDF)

Learn to Burn at the AGFC's Prescribed Fire Workshops - 2021


Agriculture Resources Regarding COVID-19

Update on Arkansas USDA Service Centers Opening Status Due to COVID-19 - November 30, 2020

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Accepting 2021 EQIP Applications through December 18, 2020

USDA Seeks New Partnerships to Safeguard, Restore Wetland Ecosystem

Pesticide Collection in Pulaski County November 5th, 2020

Mike Sullivan featured on Arkansas Farm Talk gives overview of NRCS sevices and course talk about relationship with Districts

Two USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service MRBI Projects in Arkansas Set June 12, 2020, Application Deadline

NRCS Announces Sign-Up Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program - Deadline June 12, 2020

USDA Announces $5 Million in Wetland Mitigation Banking Program Funds

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Accepting 2020 EQIP Applications for Six Arkansas RCPP Projects



National Conservation Planning Partnership (NCPP) launches new website: NCPP.INFO

Review and subscribe to EPA's Hypoxia Task Force (HTF) Newsletter

Request for FY 20 Section 319(h) Grant Workplans by Arkansas Department of Agriculture Division of Natural Resources (ADA-DNR) - Deadline January 17, 2020

USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters - Signup begins Sept. 11, 2019

NRCS Offers more than $200 Million in Emergency Funding to Restore Flood-Prone Lands Arkansas 1 of 11 states identified to invest in floodplain easements, state to receive $2.8 million - Application Deadline Sept. 27, 2019

Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Program - Keeping it in the Family

NACD Awarded Grant to Further Pollinator Conservation Education

Summary of March 26, 2019 Middle White River Watershed Management Plan Meeting



EPA and Army Propose New "Waters of the United States" Definition - December 2018

Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program - U.S. Forest Service

Arkansas Game and Fish Private Lands Biologists Map (PDF)

National NRCS Publications and Forms Online - How to Order (PDF)

Water Qualilty Priority Watersheds for MRBI FY2019 - USDA NRCS (PDF) - August 2018

Future of MRBI and NWQI PowerPoint Presentation - USDA NRCS (PDF) - August 2018

Recovery Plan Available for Endangered Yellowcheek Darter - U. S. Fish and Wildlife - July 2018

NRCS Announces June 15, 2018, Application Deadline for the "Keeping it in the Family Project" to assist Socially Disadvantaged Forest Landowners

2018 Omnibus Bill Nixes DUNS, SAM Requirements for Farmers

USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Contracts - Deadline to renew is April 13, 2018

NRCS Announces Environmental Quality Incentives Program Sign-Up Deadline for Feral Swine Management Program in Arkansas is February 23, 2018



The Arkansas Nutrient Management Planning Tool Has Been Updated

Buffalo River Watershed Management Plan Final Draft

Prescribed burn contractors in Arkansas as of November 17, 2017 (PDF)

USDA NRCS is accepting applications through December 15, 2017, for seven Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative Projects in Arkansas

USDA NRCS Seeks Applications for $10 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants - Grant Proposals Due February 26, 2018

Final Public Information Meeting Scheduled to discuss the Voluntary Watershed-Based Management Plan for the Buffalo River Watershed - October 12, 2017 - Jasper, AR

Monarch and Pollinator Summit 2017

NRCS State Technical Committee Meeting and Minutes for meeting held October 3, 2017



Water Summit Presentations

News Release, February 4, 2016 - USDA to Invest $150 Million through Conservation Stewardship Program to Help Improve Working Lands



Monarch Presentations

News Release, December 2015 - USDA Announces $350 Million Available to Help States, Private Partners Protect and Restore Grasslands, Wetlands, and Working Lands

News Release, June 23, 2015 - USDA Announces New Tool to Monitor Dams, Keep Communities Safe

Event, June 25, 2015 - 5th Annual "Tomatoes at the Trotter" - Monticello (PDF)

New Release, June 12, 2015 - Conservation Practice Enables Farmers to Measure Benefits of Investments in Targeted Arkansas Watersheds

News Release, May 29, 2015 - Secretary Vilsack Announces Additional 800,000 Acres Dedicated to Conservation Reserve Program for Wildlife Habitat and Wetlands

Conservation Opportunity - Arkansas Mud Drive

News Release, May 28, 2015 - July 2 application deadline set for 3 RCPP projects

Success Story, May 27, 2015 - Arkansas: Upper Illinois River - Watershed Restoration Efforts Reduce Turbidity in River

News Release, May 14, 2015 - Conservation Resolution Passes Senate

News Release, May 14, 2015 - USDA Announces Funding to Assist with Organic Certification Costs

Announcement, May 4, 2015 - RCCP announcement for Program Funding - USDA NRCS (PDF)

News Release, May 8, 2015 - Arkansas NRCS Announces Funding for Innovative Grants

News Release, April 15, 2015 - NRCS announces sign-up deadline for confined animal feeding operation project in 4 Arkansas counties

News Release, April 15, 2015 - EQIP Offers Feral Hog Management Pilot Program

Picture of feral hogs.

News Release, April 15, 2015 - NRCS announces application deadline for financial assistance to restore and improve forest health in 29 western Arkansas counties

News Release, April 3, 2015 - Funds Available to Protect, Restore Ag Working Lands, Grasslands, and Wetlands


Previous Years

Stream Segments Removed from the List of Impaired Waterbodies in 2014 - Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - May 2014

USDA Report: Conservation Work Minimizes Sediment, Nutrient Runoff

Arkansas Grazing Land Coalition Conferences

USDA and Partners to Restore Wetlands in the Mississippi River Basin

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Accepting Wildlife Applications through June 8, 2012, for Three Mississippi River Basin Initiative projects in Arkansas

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Sponsors Public Meeting in Star City on the National Water Quality Initiative

Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program Cheat Sheet (PDF)

Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arkansas Forestry Commission and Arkansas Forestry Association Sign MOU to Assist Private Forest Landowners

NRCS Offers Conservation Technical Assistance Funding To Conservation Partners in Arkansas (PDF)

News Release, July 13, 2011 - Arkansas NRCS Receives $4.264 Million in Additional Program Funds to Assist Producers (PDF)

Arkansas Grazing Lands Coalition Grant Application (PDF)

Wetlands Reserve Program

NRCS Program Application Deadlines


NRCS Subcommittee Reports Recommendations and Actions


Grazing Lands Technical Drawings from Arkansas NRCS

Poultry Composting Video - Washington County

On Farm Mortality Management Options (PDF) - Dr. Karl VanDevender, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Two-Stage Poultry Mortality Composting– Daily Management Is Essential - FSA1045 (PDF)

USDA Announces Initiative to Improve Agricultural Energy Conservation and Efficiency (PDF)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Mike Sullivan announced sign up for the On-Farm Energy Audit/ Implementation Initiative designed to help agricultural producers transition to more energy efficient operations ends Feb. 11, 2011, for funding consideration this year. This initiative is designed to save both money and energy when fully implemented.

2011 EQIP Ranking Questions for Forest Land Use (PDF)
Question number 10 in the State questions is new and a result of our group’s discussion. Some of the clarifiers for these questions given the DCs will also be changed.

As of, January 6th the FRN for NWPL has been announced and published.  If you need help there is a "Contact Us" email link on the homepage and they will assist you. You will have to accept that DoD web certificate to enter the site the first time if they are outside of DoD.

Arkansas Bulletin No. 300-11-4 - January 19, 2011 (PDF)
LTP - Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) Revised Implementation Schedule

2011 Walton Family Foundation Conservation Grant Request for Proposals (PDF)
The Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture (LMVJV), working in cooperation with the Walton Family Foundation (WFF), has been authorized to identify projects and facilitate funding in support of habitat restoration on frequently flooded agricultural lands within the delta of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Interested organizations and agencies should carefully review the guidelines and recommendations outlined in this request for proposals and submit the required project proposal to no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on March 30, 2011.

USDA Provides Update on Seasonal High Tunnel Pilot (PDF)
Sign-up period for EQIP Organic funding is now through March 4, 2011

Timber Tax Tips 2010 (PDF)
While our forestry industry continues to suffer there are some landowners who may have harvested timber and need this information to prepare their tax returns. 



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North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118
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