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National Resources Inventory - Arkansas Survey Findings

We are pleased to present to you this Summary Report of the Arkansas Natural Resources Inventory (ANRI). It is the latest in a series of natural resource inventories conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides state consistent data for the 25-year period from 1982 through 2007.

This document presents estimates for basic state natural resources inventory data themes including the most recent trends and changes in soil erosion, irrigation, prime farmland, wetlands, land use, land cover, and land capability class and sub-class in Arkansas.

It provides updated information on the trends, status and condition of water, soil, land, and related resources on Arkansas’s non-Federal land. Non-Federal lands include privately owned lands, Tribal and trust lands, and lands controlled by state and local governments. It also provides information on natural resource and environmental conditions for these lands with the specific goal of supporting agricultural and environmental policy development and program implementation.

We hope this information will be useful to our conservation partners as well as others including natural resource managers, policy makers, analysts, consultants, other Federal agencies, state governments, colleges and universities, farm groups, and the general public.

This ANRI Summary Report is derived from information collected from the 2007 National Resources Inventory (NRI) Summary Report. The NRI was conducted by NRCS in cooperation with Iowa State University’s Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology, which serves as the NRI Statistical Unit providing statistical and survey methods support for the NRI survey program.

As NRCS celebrates 75 years of Helping People Help the Land, our agency will continue to promote every avenue and opportunity to provide our partners and customers the products and services they need to be good stewards of their soil, water, and other natural resources.

MICHAEL E. SULLIVAN State Conservationist  

Key Findings of the 2007 NRI in Arkansas

National Resources Inventory

Appendix I. 2007 Arkansas NRI Tables

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Last Modified: 02/23/2011