Landowners Guide to Voluntary Wetland Conservation Programs in Arkansas

The purpose of this guide is to assist private landowners in the conservation and management of Arkansas’ wetlands and associated agricultural lands. It contains information on voluntary programs that provide technical and/or financial assistance for wetland and riparian habitat restoration and agricultural land management activities.

Many different conservation programs are available through various government agencies and private organizations. Detailed program information and agency contacts were combined in this guide to provide a “one-stop” source of information on all wetland-related programs currently available to Arkansas landowners. These programs offer:

  • TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE on combining wetland restoration and management with agricultural production, including integrated manage- ment plans for wildlife, forestry, and agriculture.
  • FINANCIAL INCENTIVES including cash benefits, improvement cost sharing, tax incentives, conservation easements, and limited develop- ment materials such as water control structures.


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