Welcome to the Arkansas Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) website. NRCS helps Arkansas producers conserve our valuable natural resources. We provide services to all private landowners who are interested in restoring and enhancing our sprawling landscape through a unique partnership with landowners, conservation districts, state and local governments, and rural and urban citizens.
Arkansas is blessed with an abundance of natural resources and a proud agricultural history and heritage. We take great pride in the conservation accomplishments that NRCS and our many partners have made in recent years. We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance, conservation planning and program information support to private land users. Together we continue to meet the changing challenges in managing our state’s natural resources.
NRCS employees work in every county in Arkansas. District conservationists, resource conservationists, wetland conservationists, soil conservationists, soil conservation technicians, engineers, biologists, agronomists, and soil scientists work hand-in-hand with producers and our conservation partners to conserve natural resources on private lands. Our locally-based NRCS staff works directly with farmers, ranchers, foresters and others, to provide technical and financial conservation assistance. Financial assistance is awarded to those who voluntarily enter into contracts, easements and agreements to conserve natural resources. Financial assistance is provided through cost-share incentives, easements, grants and stewardship payments.
To find out more about Arkansas NRCS and what we can do for you, please check out the rest of our website or visit the national NRCS website.
Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to bring conservation into your home and we look forward to working with you!
Mike Sullivan, State Conservationist
Arkansas State Office
700 West Capitol Avenue, Room 3416, Federal Building
Little Rock, AR 72201
NRCS employees work in every county in Arkansas. District conservationists, resource conservationists, wetland conservationists, soil conservationists, soil conservation technicians, engineers, biologists, agronomists, and soil scientists work hand-in-hand with land users to conserve natural resources on private lands. We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance, conservation planning and program information support to private land users. Together we can meet the changing challenges in managing Arkansas's natural resources.
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Outreach and Advocacy
The Mission of NRCS Outreach is to conduct business to ensure that NRCS programs and services are made accessible to all customers, with emphasis on the underserved. Historically, underserved audiences have included tribes, minorities, women, the disabled, limited resource farmers and small-scale farmers. Outreach is a way of conducting business to ensure that underserved individuals and groups throughout the United States and its territories are made aware of, understand and have a working knowledge of USDA programs and services. Outreach will ensure that these programs and services are equitable and made accessible to all.