Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee

Hosted by the Arkansas Energy & Environment's Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ), 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

  • Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee
    First Quarter Meeting
    The Beautiful Buffalo River Action Committee will soon reschedule its 2019 first quarter meeting. The meeting that was originally scheduled for February 12, 2019, will be held at a later date. This page will be updated as soon as a date is confirmed.