Chris Colclasure

Commissioner Colclasure has served as Deputy Director of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission since August 2016.

Commissioner Colclasure is an avid outdoorsman and has devoted his career to conservation in Arkansas. His current responsibilities at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission include overseeing the agency’s wildlife management, fisheries, environmental coordination and operations divisions. Prior to his current position, Colclasure worked 14 years for the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, three of which serving as the agency director. Colclasure also worked two years for the Arkansas Soil and Water Conservation Commission, later renamed the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission, as a floodplain coordinator. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Public Manager Certification from the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium.