Many landowners enjoy the natural and cultural resource values of their property for recreation and enhanced quality of life. Voluntary land and water conservation is practiced by many landowners in order preserve the natural, recreational, and cultural values of their property. This kind of “stewardship” contributes considerably to meeting Arkansas’ conservation goals. The economic value or potential of a landowner’s property is an important consideration for participation in conservation programs.

Therefore, conservation of wetland and riparian habitats on private land require programs that address:

(1) the economic value of land
(2) the landowner’s long-and short-range plans and expectations for the property
(3) the landowner’s present economic condition

The following program and contact information is provided to further conservation efforts in Arkansas.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

Farm Services Agency

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission Service (ANRC)

Voluntary Conservation Programs

Regulatory Conservation Programs