Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee

Hosted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD), and Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (APT)

On September 30, 2016, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee. To address water quality concerns throughout the watershed and ensure the Buffalo National River maintains all designated uses, the Committee will “establish measurable objectives, set achievable action items, establish durable partnerships, share agency resources, and inform policymakers and the general public of relevant progress”.

Year one priorities include:

  • developing a stakeholder forum,
  • initiating the development of a watershed management plan,
  • identifying early actions to “jump-start” improvements,
  • and prioritizing future research needs.

Upcoming Events

  • Buffalo River Watershed Management Plan
    Final Public Information Meeting
    October 12, 2017
    1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Carroll Electric
    511 E. Court Street
    Jasper, AR 72641
  • Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee
    Fourth Quarter Meeting
    To Be Announced