Arkansas is a state blessed with soil and water resources. Over the last century, Arkansas landowners have collectively utilized these resources to make Arkansas a national leader in agriculture and forestry production. Maintaining profitable production while protecting these natural resources is increasingly more challenging.
Conservation districts are political sub-divisions of the State of Arkansas. They were created by popular vote of resident landowners, as authorized by Act No. 197 of the General Assembly of 1937, which was the nation's first conservation districts law. District lines generally coincide with county lines, resulting in a total of 75 conservation districts in the state.
Districts have significant responsibilities. When these responsibilities are carried out fully using the range of powers given to districts, federal and state programs become more effective as a result.
To more effectively assist private landowners in meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century, several organizations have formed the Arkansas Conservation Partnership (ACP). The partnership is a unique force, combining the strength of federal, state and local organizations along with educational institutions to help preserve and protect the Natural State. ACP consists of Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts (AACD), Arkansas Forestry Commission (AFC), The Arkansas Association of of Conservation District Employees (AACDE), Resource Conservation & Development Council (RC&D), University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service (UA-CES) and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).
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